Kate Manning

Kate Manning is the author of the critically acclaimed novel Whitegirl. A former documentary television producer and winner of two Emmy Awards, she has written for the New York Times, Glamour, and More magazine, among other publications. She has taught writing in the English Department at Bard High School Early College and lives with her family in New York City.

Books by this Author

My Notorious Life


Kate Manning: What Are You Reading?

Kate Manning's latest read provokes the question: What makes the Irish such brilliant writers?

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Try to use good words, like 'slubberdegullion' whenever possible.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Evil Ann Coulter and her employers, from His Dark Materials trilogy, by Phillip Pullman

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. Right here with you.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Dorothy Gale, of Kansas.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. Always changing. Currently: "Dog Days Are Over," Florence and the Machine, "C'mon Billy," P.J. Harvey, "Back to Black," Amy Winehouse, "I Got You (I Feel Good)," James Brown, and "The Water is Wide," and old English song known as "Waly Waly," that dates to the 1600s. Anything in a minor key.