Curtis Sittenfeld


Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of seven novels: PrepThe Man of My DreamsAmerican WifeSisterlandEligibleRodham, and Romantic Comedy, which was picked for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. Her first story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It, was published in 2018 and also picked for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. Her books have been selected by The New York TimesTimeEntertainment Weekly, and People for their “Ten Best Books of the Year” lists, optioned for television and film, and translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New YorkerThe Washington Post, and Esquire, and in the Best American Short Stories anthology, of which she was the 2020 guest editor. Her non-fiction has appeared in The New York TimesTimeVanity FairThe AtlanticSlate, and on “This American Life.” She is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Festival Years: 2024

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Romantic Comedy