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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 greatest achievement?

A. That is a question only others can answer.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The good guys, of course, not the bad guys.

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’s your greatest fear?

A. Mealy worms in the flour. Again.

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