Novelist Writer

Nicola Kraus

Quick Facts

IntroAmerican writer
Is Writer
From United States of America
Type Literature
Birth 17 August 1974, New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Age46 years


Nicola Kraus (born August 17, 1974) is an American novelist.

Private life

Kraus was born in New York City, and graduated from the Chapin School and then New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She met Emma McLaughlin while both were attending New York University, and working as nannies. She lived as a child at 1000 Park Avenue, whose residents she claims inspired some of the characters in her fiction.

Kraus married David Wheir on June 14, 2008.

Published works (all with Emma McLaughlin)

  • The Nanny Diaries (2002)
  • Citizen Girl (2004)
  • Dedication (2007)
  • The Real Real (2009)
  • Nanny Returns (2009)
  • Cinderella Gets a Brazilian (2011)
  • Over You (2012)
  • The First Affair: A Novel (2013)
  • How to be a Grown-Up: A Novel (2015)