Janet Malcom is a nonfiction writer and journalist. Her books include In the Freud Archives, The Journalist and the Murderer, and Iphigenia in Forest Hills.
"Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible. He is a kind of confidence man, preying on people's vanity, ignorance, or loneliness, gaining their trust and betraying them without remorse."
– Janet Malcolm, The Journalist and the Murderer
ARTICLES FEATURING JANET
A Wall of Words: The Tintinnabulations of Legal Fictions
The courtroom spectacle is caught up in good – not always true – stories....
Returning to the Scene
JANET MALCOLM'S Iphigenia in Forest Hills: Anatomy of a Murder Trial, an expansion of a 2010 New Yorker essay, explores Mazoltuv ...