Bachelor summa cum laude, Princeton University, 1979. Bachelor, Oxford (England) University, 1981. Master of Arts, Oxford (England) University, 1986.
Master of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1984. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1987.
Katherine Bucknell is the editor of West. H. Auden"s Juvenilia and of three volumes of the diaries of Christopher Isherwood, as well as The Animals: Love Letters Between Christopher Isherwood and Don Bachardy. She is the author of four novels: Canarino (2004), Leninsky Prospekt (2005), What You Will (2007), and +1 (2013).
Member London committee Human Rights Watch. Member Almeida Opera Committee, Almeida Development Council. Fellow English Association.
Member Association Literature Scholars and Critics, W.H. Auden Society (founding, board directors since 1987), Phi Beta Kappa.
Married James Robert Maguire, Junior, August 11, 1984. Children: James Robert III, Lucy Wolcott, John Edward Carter.