Kate Bolick’s first book, the best-selling Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2015 and appeared in multiple translations around the world. Her introduction to the new Penguin Classics edition of The Yellow Wall-Paper, Herland, and Selected Writings, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman was published in 2019, and she is one of four contributors to the Library of America’s 2019 essay collection March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women.
Bolick’s essays and cultural criticism appear regularly in Bookforum, The Atlantic, Elle, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker (online), The Wall Street Journal, and Vogue, among other publications. Previously, she was executive editor of Domino, a columnist for The Boston Globe's Ideas Section, and online literary editor of The Atlantic.
Along with freelance writing, Bolick serves on the adjunct faculty of the MFA Writing Program at Columbia University’s School of the Arts, the Cultural Reporting & Criticism MA Program at New York University, and the Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She also hosts “Touchstones at The Mount,” an annual interview series at Edith Wharton’s country estate, in Lenox, MA, speaks frequently at colleges and conferences, and has appeared on The Today Show, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, MSNBC, and numerous NPR programs across the country.
Bolick grew up in Newburyport, MA, received a BA in American Studies and Poetry from Colby College, in Waterville, ME, and a MA in Cultural Reporting & Criticism from New York University. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.
William Morris Endeavor
Crown / Penguin Random House
Random House of Canada
Crown Publishing Group
I am en route to a party for a font.
She walked with the cool serenity of someone who’d finally Kondo-ed her closet.