Kerry Howley is the author of Thrown, a New York Times Notable Book, New York Times Editor’s Choice, and pick for best-of-the-year lists in Time, Salon, Slate, and many other venues. Writing in Salon, Lydia Kiesling called Thrown â€œextraordinary,â€ â€œincredibly bracing,â€ and reminiscent of â€œsome of the boldest voices of twentieth-century fiction.â€ Novelist Lev Grossman called it â€œprobably the most bizarre and fascinating book Iâ€™ve read this yearâ€ in the pages of Time, adding: â€œThe precision of Howleyâ€™s prose reminds me of Joan Didion or David Foster Wallaceâ€¦. She writes like somebody in ecstasy.â€ Thrown has been translated into four languages.
Howley is a Contributing Writer at New York Magazine; her work has also appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s, New York Times Magazine, Granta, and Bookforum. In 2019 her New York profile of disgraced osteopathic physician Larry Nassar was nominated for a National Magazine Award. An Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa’s celebrated Nonfiction Writing Program, Howley is currently at work on a nonfiction thriller about the American surveillance state, forthcoming from Knopf.