Novelist, non-fiction writer and essayist
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Kathryn Harrison is the author of memoirs, novels, a biography, and a collection of essays. Kathryn is a frequent reviewer for The New York Times Book Review. Her essays, which have been included in many anthologies, have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Vogue, O Magazine, Salon, and other publications.

Kathryn lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Colin Harrison, and their children.

[While They Slept] brings moral clarity to the dark fate of a family: the daylight gaze of narrative itself as a form of empathy.

The New York Times Book Review
on While They Slept

A resonant, elaborately constructed novel, rich in incident, bustlingly peopled, often surprisingly funny. It is also a heartening sign of literary risk-taking

Claire Messud
The New York Times on The Binding Chair

Harrison's dialogue is electrifying, the sophistication of her psychology is mesmerizing, and her characters, so astutely drawn, are bewitching

Donna Seaman
Booklist on Envy