Judith Dancoff

Judith Dancoff’s fiction and essays have appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Southern Humanities Review, Tiferet Journal, the Shanghai Literary Review, and others. She has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, and the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, where she was the McElwee Family Fellow. Her documentary film Judy Chicago & the California Girls (1971) has screened at and is owned by museums and universities around the world, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She has lived in Los Angeles the majority of her life, where she is currently at work on a hybrid memoir/novel about her father and the Manhattan Project.

Judith Dancoff

Judith Dancoff

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My Father, the Atomic Bomb

I would not be who I am today were it not for the Bomb.  Had there not been a bomb, my biological father—a Manhattan Project physicist—would not have died in 1951 from radiation-induced cancer a month before my fourth birthday, and I would not have grown up fatherless.  Had there not been a bomb, I […]

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