Tuesday January 21, 2020

Beautifully crafted and deliciously catty tales

Kristen Roupenian has that rarest of skills as a short story writer - she delivers stories that hook you from the first paragraph, grabbing like a burr caught on a wool jumper

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

@nadineoregan
27th January, 2019
Kristen Roupenian: rare skills as a short story writer

Fiction: You Know You Want This, By Kristen Roupenian, Penguin, €14.95

You probably don’t know Kristen Roupenian’s name just yet - but you may well know her story.

Roupenian is the woman who wrote Cat Person, a short story that was published by the New Yorker magazine and within days became a smash across the internet, landing on Facebook pages and Twitter accounts and generating endless media debate. It...

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