Kelly Corrigan

About the author


Kelly Corrigan is an American writer and graduate of The University of Richmond. She received a master’s in Literature from San Francisco State University. She is the host of Foreword, a series that focuses on experts such as Walter Isaacson taking on big ideas. Her first book was “The Middle Place” focused on her Irish-American father battle with cancer and his ability to survive. It reached #2 on the nonfiction New York Times bestseller list. 

Her second book, Lift, reached #2 of the New York Times bestseller list. It’s written in the form of a letter of a mom to her children and focuses on risk and parenthood through the lens of three stories. She has written for The Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Glamour, and other renowned publications. 

She has battled cancer. She launched Circus of Cancer, a how-to website for friends and family of women with the disease. The website includes images of her experiences with the disease as well as writings describing her experience.