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. Which living person do you most admire?

A. I admire ordinary people who every day handle extraordinary burdens with bravery, without getting any credit or recognition. For example: my student who was born addicted to crack. Her foster mother who raised her till college. So many are heroic, and their stories are everywhere.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Being such a dang slow writer.

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. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. If I could only make just the right speech, world peace would result. Grandiose enough?

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