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

A. Right here with you.

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.  

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