Inspired Minds

Malina Saval

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As one of America’s most prominent journalists, Malina Saval is a three-time LA Press Club award winner and National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Award winner. She’s currently the Features Editor at Variety where she’s penned profiles on artists and luminaries such as Sean Penn, Robert De Niro, famed litigator Mathew Rosengart and Nick Nolte. Her articles and essays have appeared in the “Los Angeles Times,” “Los Angeles Review of Books,” “LA Weekly,” “Jerusalem Post,” “Forward,” “Glamour,” “Tablet” and several other national and international publications. She’s authored books including “Jewish Summer Camp Mafia” and “The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens.” Her short fiction and essays have also been included in Palehouse and The Truth About the Fact literary journals and in the anthology “Now Write! Nonfiction: Memoir, Journalism and Creative Nonfiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers.” She’s also a photographer and has written screenplays for Disney and Touchstone. A graduate of Cornell University and USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, Saval has appeared as a guest on such as outlets as NPR’s “Talk of the Nation,” PBS and CBS Radio. She’s currently at work on a memoir.