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


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. What do you regret most?

A. Being such a dang slow writer.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Too cheerful. It's annoying, even to me. Like living with a giant labradoodle.

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. It would be fun to be a wizard! Sheez, some stuff would change fast.

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.