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Kristen Roupenian

Biography

Kristen Roupenian

Kristen 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. 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 currently at work on a novel.

Kristen Roupenian

Books by Kristen Roupenian

by Kristen Roupenian - Fiction, Short Stories

Kristen Roupenian's highly anticipated debut short story collection explores the ways in which women are horrifying as much as it captures the horrors that are done to them. Among its pages are a couple who becomes obsessed with their friend hearing them have sex, then seeing them have sex…until they can’t have sex without him; a 10-year-old whose birthday party takes a sinister turn when she wishes for “something mean”; a woman who finds a book of spells half hidden at the library and summons her heart’s desire --- a nameless, naked man; and a self-proclaimed “biter” who dreams of sneaking up behind and sinking her teeth into a green-eyed, long-haired, pink-cheeked coworker.