Look Alive Out There (Crosley) - Author Bio

Author Bio
Birth—August 3, 1978
Where—New York City, New York, USA
Education—B.A., Connecticut College
Currently—lives in New York City, New York

Sloane Crosley, a journalist, essayist, and novelist, was born in New York City where she still lives. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2000 and has worked as a publicist at Random House as well as an adjunct professor at Columbia University in the Master of Fine Arts program.

Crosley's first collection of essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake (2008), became a New York Times bestseller and a finalist for The Thurber Prize. It was also one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year.

Her second collection, How Did You Get This Number (2010) also became a New York Times bestseller. Her third book of essays is Look Alive Out There (2018). Her debut novel, The Clasp (2015), has been optioned by Universal Pictures.

In addition to her novel and essay collections, Crosley is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and was the founding columnist for The New York Times "Townies" Op-Ed series. She has written columns for The New York Observer Diary and The Village Voice and has has been a regular contributor to The New York Times, GQ, Elle and NPR. Her frequent contributions include cover stories and features for Salon, Spin, Bon Appetit, Vogue, Esquire, Playboy, and W Magazine. She co-wrote the song "It Only Gets Much Worse" with Nate Ruess.

Crosley was also a weekly columnist for The Independent in the UK and editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2011.

Aside from writing, Crosley serves as co-chair of The New York Public Library's Young Lions Committee and on the board of Housingworks Bookstore.

In 2011, she appeared on the TV series Gossip Girl as herself and she has been a regular fixture on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson. (From Wikipedia. Retrieved 4/18/2018.)

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