SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of The New York Times bestselling essay collections, I Was Told There’d Be Cake (Riverhead Books, 2008), How Did You Get This Number (Riverhead Books, 2010) and the e-book Up The Down Volcano (2011). She served as editor of The Best American Travel Writing series (Mariner Books, 2011) and has contributed to a variety of anthologies. She is featured in The 50 Funniest American Writers: An Anthology of Humor from Mark Twain to The Onion (2011) and The Best American Nonrequired Reading (2011). I Was Told There’d Be Cake was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor. Sloane's debut novel, The Clasp (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), is a comedy of manners about three estranged friends and one famous short story.
Sloane's work has appeared in Esquire, GQ, Playboy, Elle, W, The New York Times Book Review, New York Magazine, The Believer, The Guardian and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed "Townies" series. She has been a frequent contributor to The New York Times, The Village Voice, The New York Observer, and is currently a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and Interview Magazine. In 2011, she wrote a weekly column for The Independent in the UK. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's and Esopus. She also co-authored the novel Read Bottom Up (HarperCollins, 2015), using the pen name, Skye Chatham.
In 2011, she created sadstuffonthestreet.com with her friend Greg Larson. It's more or less what it sounds like.
In 2013, she taught in Columbia University's MFA program. Prior to writing full time, Sloane spent twelve years working in book publishing. She currently serves on the board of Housingworks Used Bookstore and is a co-chair of The Young Lions Committee at The New York Public Library.
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