Kate Bolick

Kate Bolick's picture
Lecturer in English

Winner of the 2023 Fred Strebeigh and Linda Peterson Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Instructional Faculty.

Kate Bolick is a journalist and author. Her first book, Spinster: Making a Life of One’s Own, was a New York Times Notable Book 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. Her introduction to the Library of America’s reissue of Nancy Hale’s 1942 bestselling novel, The Prodigal Women, will be published in 2023, and her personal exploration of the history of friendship, Every Friend a Phantom, is forthcoming from Random House in 2024. Bolick’s work has appeared in The Atlantic, Bookforum, ELLE, ELLE Decor, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker (online), Travel + Leisure, 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.