Kristen Roupenian

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Kristen Roupenian is an American writer best known for her 2017 short story "Cat Person".

Early life and education[edit]

Roupenian grew up in the Boston area. Her father is a doctor, and her mother is a retired nurse.[1] Roupenian graduated from Barnard College and holds a PhD in English from Harvard, as well as an MFA from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.

Writing[edit]

In 2017 Roupenian's short story "Cat Person" was published in The New Yorker. She received a $1.2 million advance for her 2019 book You Know You Want This.[1] In 2018 HBO bought the development rights for the collection to create an anthology drama series project.[2] In March 2018, A24 acquired the rights to her horror screenplay Bodies, Bodies, Bodies.[3]

Bibliography[edit]

  • You Know You Want This, 2019, Gallery Press, ISBN 9781982101633

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brockes, Emma (2019-01-26). "Cat Person author Kristen Roupenian: 'Dating is caught up in ego, power and control'". The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-01-26.
  2. ^ Petski, Denise (2018-05-30). "HBO Developing 'You Know You Want This' Anthology Series About Gender, Sex & Power From 'The Leftovers' Duo". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-09-25.
  3. ^ Shanahan, Mark (2018-03-08). "'Cat Person' author gets a movie deal". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2018-09-25.

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