Kathryn Harrison

Novelist, non-fiction writer and essayist
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Biography

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

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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

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

Donna Seaman
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