Kristen Roupenian
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Kristen Roupenian

Kristen Roupenian holds a PhD in English from Harvard, an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, and a BA from Barnard College. She is the author of the short story, “Cat Person,” which was published in The New Yorker and selected by Sheila Heti for The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2018. She is at work on a novel.
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Interview: Listen in as Kristen Roupenian, author of the most talked-about short story of 2018, discusses the furor that surrounded it and all she’s learned leading into the narration of her new collection, You Know You Want This.

['Cat Person'] was good practice for recognizing that you put a book out in the world and then you let readers do what they want with it...
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