'Hush' Author Goes Public With Real Name

The author of the hit young adult novel “Hush,” has revealed her identity in this essay in the Huffington Post.

The writer, who went by the pen name “Eishes Chayil” (or Woman of Valor), told the world that her real name is Judy Brown.

Ten months after publishing her debut novel, and several months after she began getting death threats through her book publisher for writing in the voice of a victim of sexual abuse, she is making her name public because she has been moved by the murder of Leiby Kletzky and wants to do what she can to change the Hasidic community’s secrecy and denial about the existence of pedophiles and other victimizers.

Brown, still under the byline “Eishes Chayil,” writes:

Now, she says:

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