Kristen Roupenian

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Kristen Roupenian
Roupenian at the 2019 Texas Book Festival
Roupenian at the 2019 Texas Book Festival
BornUnited States
OccupationWriter, author

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 medical doctor, and her mother is a retired nurse.[1] Roupenian graduated from Barnard College (2003) and holds a PhD in English from Harvard, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan.


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]


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


  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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