Kate Axelrod

the law of loving others

“Axelrod’s prose is careful, intelligent, and contemplative, and the past-tense narration gives the impression of an older Emma looking back at a painful, but critical episode in her teenage years from a safe distance in the future…[A] reflective and incisive exploration of the far-reaching effects of mental illness.”
Publishers Weekly

Photo © Anna Beeke

Photo © Anna Beeke

About Kate


Kate Axelrod was born and raised in New York City.   She has a B.A. in Creative Writing from Oberlin College and a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University.   Kate has written for Nerve.com, The Nervous Breakdown and various other publications.   She lives in Brooklyn and works as an advocate in the criminal justice system.   The Law of Loving Others, her debut novel, will be published in January 2015.