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.

Books by this Author

My Notorious Life


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

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

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

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. Too cheerful. It's annoying, even to me. Like living with a giant labradoodle.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

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

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. 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?