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Nicola Kraus


(b.1974)

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus met at New York Universitys Gallatin School of Indi-vidualized Study, where they both graduated with concentrations in Arts in Education. Before teaming up to write The Nanny Diaries, Kraus had continued in the arts and McLaughlin worked as a business consultant within the private and public sectors.


McLaughlin and Kraus have appeared numerous times on CNN, MSNBC, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight and The View. Their work and partnership have been covered in The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, TIME, Elle, Town & Country and Harpers Bazaar.

They have contributed to The London Times and The New York Times as well as two short story collections to benefit The War Child Fund: Big Night Out and Girls Night Out. In addition to writing for television and film, they travel around the country speaking to young women about gender issues in American corporate culture.
 
 
New and upcoming books
Series
Nanny Diaries (with Emma McLaughlin)
   1. The Nanny Diaries (2002)
   2. Nanny Returns (2009)
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Novels
   Citizen Girl (2003) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   Dedication (2007) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   The Real Real (2009) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   Between You and Me (2012) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   Over You (2012) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   The First Affair (2013) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   How to Be a Grown-up (2015) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   So Close (2016) (with Emma McLaughlin)
   The Best We Could Hope For (2025)
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Novellas and Short Stories
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Nicola Kraus recommends
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City People (2023)
Elizabeth Topp
"In this haunting novel, Topp delicately peels back the gilt layers of privilege to expose the true cost of living amid Manhattan's 1 percent, where the things that matter - ease, self-esteem, and love - are always tantalizingly out of reach... promised in the next purchase, the next investment, but never delivered. Topp dares to ask, If your child's admission to an elite school could be an entree into this world, would you take it? Should you?"
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The Lifestyle (2022)
Taylor Hahn
"This hilarious, wildly sexy book was impossible to put down. Hahn has created a memorable heroine, a strong woman trying to navigate life on her terms - until she finally realizes the key to getting what she really wants is letting go."
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Both Are True (2021)
Reyna Marder Gentin
"In this moving novel, Gentin examines what it means to start over at a time in life when most people seem to have it 'figured out.' As Jackie and Lou try to move on without each other, they are forced to reexamine all their choices-with surprising consequences."

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