Judith Harris, prize-winning author and freelance journalist based in Rome, Italy, is a graduate of Northwestern University. She began work in Rome as a cultural attaché to the US Embassy.
Returning to freelance journalism, over time her reports from Italy have appeared in Time magazine, the Wall Street Journal, ARTnews, and Reuters Agency. For 25 years she conducted a biweekly broadcast on Italian culture for RAI International.
At age 17 she won her first journalism prize, and for her reporting on Italian terrorism for NBC TV she was included in the Peabody Award. She is currently the Italian correspondent for the online magazine www.i-italy.
An introduction to Judy’s latest book, Reflections from a Roman Lake.
Press & reviews
I just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your book. It’s been beside my bed throughout the last lockdown and I’ve so enjoyed losing myself in the stories and history of Trevignano that you tell with such expertise and warmth. I didn’t want it to end! There’s a wonderful balance between the richness of historical detail and your own wealth of experiences and insightful, often humorous observations. Just fabulous. — journalist, England
Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed Reflections from a Roman Lake. I gobbled it up in two sittings and enjoyed every page. Italy is so deep. Take a postage-stamp-size territory and drill down and you encounter every phase of Western history — former museum director, US
“A thrilling story and a wonderful subject for a book; Judith Harris has done it full justice.” JOHN JULIUS NORWICH
“For anyone who has ever wondered what may lie hidden in the family archives, [The Monster in the Closet] is an engrossing, entertaining and illuminated read. Seasoned journalist Judith Harris sets out with both a spirited sense of discovery and a melancholy determination. What she finds is that her family’s history is also our history, and offers fascinating glimpses of Americans across three centures as they invent themselves and thus the nation.”
Evelina van Millingen Pisani was a modern woman in the age of Queen Victoria. She was born in Constantinople in 1831 to an eccentric French mother and an English father, who was a doctor accused of having murdered Lord Byron… READ MORE
“…the first biography of an exceptionally versatile, attractive, strong woman with an exotic background, at the same time the tale of other fascinating people in a fascinating epoch.”