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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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Kate Manning
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What 3 personal qualities are most important to you?

A. Kindness, curiosity, spark.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Faster writer. The writer-equivalent of someone who swallows swords. Flaming swords. On a tightrope. Wearing spangles. Upside down.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. I like a good plate of sauteed spinach. Suits my Puritan anhedonic cult of self-denial.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. You have to ask? You don't know? Don't you see that right away?

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