Sloane Crosley

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Sloane Crosley
Crosley at the 2015 Texas Book Festival.
Crosley at the 2015 Texas Book Festival.
Born (1978-08-03) 3 August 1978 (age 41)
New York, U.S.
Occupationjournalist, essayist, novelist
ResidenceNew York City, New York, U.S.
NationalityUnited States
SubjectNonfiction Fiction

Sloane Crosley (born August 3, 1978) is a writer living in New York City and the author of the collections of essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake and How Did You Get This Number. She also worked as a publicist at the Vintage Books division of Random House and as an adjunct professor in Columbia University’s Master of Fine Arts program. She graduated from Connecticut College in 2000.[1]


Crosley's collection of essays, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, was published by Riverhead Books on April 1, 2008, and became a New York Times bestseller.[2] It was a finalist for The Thurber Prize, one of's best books of the year and optioned for series by HBO. Her second collection, How Did You Get This Number also became a New York Times bestseller, and was published on June 15, 2010. Her debut novel, The Clasp, was released by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in October 2015 and optioned by Universal Pictures in 2016. Her third book of essays, Look Alive Out There, was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in April 2018.

Crosley was a weekly columnist for The Independent in the UK and editor of The Best American Travel Writing 2011.[3]

Crosley is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and was the founding columnist for The New York Times "Townies" Op-Ed series, a columnist for The New York Observer Diary, a columnist for The Village Voice, a contributing editor at BlackBook Magazine and is a regular contributor to The New York Times, GQ, Elle and NPR. She has also written cover stories and features for Salon, Spin, Bon Appetit, Vogue, Esquire, Playboy, W Magazine and AFAR.[4] She co-wrote the song "It Only Gets Much Worse" with Nate Ruess.

Crosley is co-chair of The New York Public Library's Young Lions Committee and serves on the board of Housingworks Bookstore.

In 2011, she appeared on the TV series Gossip Girl as herself[5] and she was a regular fixture on The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson.[5] In 2019, she was mentioned in the seventh episode of the final season of BoJack Horseman.


  1. ^ "Connecticut College Magazine Spring 2012".
  2. ^ "Best Sellers -- Paperback Nonfiction". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-08-01.
  3. ^ "Amazon page".
  4. ^ "Spin the Globe".
  5. ^ a b "Sloane Crosley - IMDb". IMDb. Amazon. Retrieved June 30, 2016.