Molly Haskell is a writer and film critic in New York City whose most recent book is My Brother My Sister: Story of a Transformation. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she graduated from Sweet Briar College, with further studies at the University of London and the Sorbonne. Her first job in New York City was at the French Film Office, writing and editing publications on French films. Since then she has written and lectured widely on film and women in film, and is the author of four previous books: the classic From Reverence to Rape: The Treatment of Women in the Movie; the memoir Love and Other Infectious Diseases; a collection, Holding My Own in No Man's Land: Women and Men and Film and Feminists; and, in 2009, Frankly, My Dear: Gone with the Wind Revisited. She is currently working on a short biography of Steven Spielberg for Yale University Press's Jewish Lives series.
Haskell has taught at Columbia, Barnard, and Sarah Lawrence, served as film critic for The Village Voice, New York magazine and Vogue, and written for many publications, including The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Town & Country, and The Nation. She wrote monthly columns for both The Guardian U.K. and The New York Observer, and served as co-host with Robert Osborne on Turner Classic Movies.
Haskell received, with Andrew Sarris, the 2008 William K. Everson Award for Film History, from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. Her work was featured in The Library of America's 2006 "American Movie Critics," edited by Philip Lopate, and she won a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2010, and she won the Athena Award for criticism in 2012.