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.

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My Notorious Life

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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

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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 is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Hanging out. Wrangling motley crew of friends, relatives, kids, dogs. Solving the world's problems with our blah-blah opinions. Cooking up some good stew.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Happiness is a slippery fish. To describe it is to jinx it, to have it jump right out of the boat and go back where it came from.  

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.

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