Biography

Tama Janowitz

Tama Janowitz

Books by Tama Janowitz

by Tama Janowitz - Memoir, Nonfiction

With the publication of her acclaimed short story collection SLAVES OF NEW YORK, Tama Janowitz was crowned the Lit Girl of New York. In SCREAM, her first memoir, Janowitz recalls the quirky literary world of young downtown New York in the go-go 1980s and reflects on her life today far away from the city. As in SLAVES OF NEW YORK and A CERTAIN AGE, Janowitz turns a critical eye towards life, this time her own, recounting the vagaries of fame and fortune as a writer devoted to her art. Here, too, is Tama as daughter, wife, and mother, wrestling with aging, loss, and angst, both adolescent (her daughter) and middle aged (her own) as she cares for a mother plagued by dementia, battles a brother who questions her choices and endures the criticism of a surly teenager.