Andrea Barnet is the author of the recently published Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World and All-Night Party: The Women of Bohemian Greenwich Village and Harlem, 1913-1930. All-Night Party was a nonfiction finalist for the 2004 Lambda Literary awards. She was a regular contributor to the New York Times Book Review for twenty-five years, where she wrote primarily on the arts and culture, with a special concentration on biographies of early twentieth century artistic and literary figures, collections of art essays and books by and about women. Her journalism has appeared in Smithsonian Magazine, the New York Times, Self, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Mirabella and Working Mother, among other outlets. In 1999, in preparation for a profile of “The Boys Choir of Harlem” for Smithsonian, she spent the year on the road with the Boys Choir. The piece was nominated for the Community Action Network Service Award
In 2010, she was a director’s guest in writing at Civitella Ranieri in Italy. She splits her time between the Hudson Valley and New York City, where she lives with her husband.