"[Harding] is ambitious, taking on topics that others avoid, in life and in writing, and then fluidly providing us with not answers but beautiful explications of an unending question."

Kate Harding is the author of two books of nonfiction—the second, Victim Complex: On Snowflakes, Witch Hunts, and the Cult of Personal Responsibility will be out from St. Martin's in 2022—and co-author of a feminist humor encyclopedia and a body-positive self-help book. With Samhita Mukhopadhyay, she co-edited the 2017 anthology Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance, and Revolution in Trump’s America and co-hosted the podcast "Feminasty." She's been teaching creative writing since 2010—usually at StoryStudio Chicago or The Loft—and was Distinguished Visiting Writer at Cornell College in 2017.


Kate studied English at University of Toronto, publishing at Ryerson University, and creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts and Bath Spa University, where she earned her MFA in fiction and PhD in nonfiction, respectively. She lives in Chicago.