Kate Manning is the author of the critically-acclaimed novels, Whitegirl, and My Notorious Life. O, the Oprah magazine called My Notorious Life “a daring page-turner, meticulously researched and astonishingly current.” NPR’s Kurt Anderson said, “It’s a fantastic yarn…absolutely Dickensian.” And novelist Marisa Silver writes, “Kate Manning has taken a little-known nugget of history and spun it into a remarkable novel that is mesmerizing and resonant. Her New York City of the late 19th century is passionately evoked, and Axie Muldoon is as fierce and alive a character as I have read in recent fiction. In its exploration of a subject no less pressing now than it was over a hundred years ago, My Notorious Life is an essential novel for our time.” A former documentary producer for WNET-13, where she won two Emmy Awards, Kate has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Glamour and More magazines among others. She has taught creative writing at Bard High School Early College in Manhattan, where she lives with her family, and a dog named Moon, who walks her regularly.