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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 selected as one of’s Best Books of 2008, optioned for series by HBO and was a finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor. Her first novel, The Clasp (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015), a comedy of manners about three estranged friends and one famous short story, will be published in October. She is also developing an original series for HBO.

Sloane has been a guest lecturer at various colleges and universities including New York University and Columbia University’s Publishing Course. In 2013 she taught in Columbia University's MFA program.

Sloane's essays, interviews and criticism have appeared in numerous publications including Esquire, GQ, Bon AppetitPlayboy, Elle, Vogue, Glamour, W, Salon, The New York Times Book ReviewNew York Magazine, Vice, Vanity Fair, Interview, The BelieverThe Wall Street Journal, SmithsonianThe Guardian and National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”  She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed "Townies" series. of She has been a frequent contributor to The New York TimesThe Village Voice, The New York Observer, a contributing editor at Black Book and is currently a contributing editor at Interview Magazine. In 2011, she wrote a weekly column for The Independent in the UK. Her fiction has appeared in McSweeney's, Lumina and Esopus.

Prior to wearing a bathrobe full-time, Sloane spent twelve years working in book publishing and was the Deputy Director of Publicity at Vintage/Anchor Books, where she spent nine years. She is currently a co-chair of The New York Public Library’s Young Lions and serves on the board of Housingworks Used Bookstore. In 2011, she created with her friend Greg Larson. It's exactly what it sounds like. She and Greg are in the process of turning it into a charitable project.


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