Curtis Sittenfeld attracted nationwide attention with her New York Times bestselling debut, Prep, an insightful and achingly funny coming-of-age story the Boston Globe called “as addictive as M&Ms, but also a tart and complex tale of social class, race, and gender politics.” It was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year (2005) by The New York Times. Her fourth novel, Sisterland, brought to life the tale of twin sisters whose relationship and identities are shaken when one of them goes on television to predict a devastating earthquake. She recently adapted a classic with Eligible, a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Her forthcoming collection of short stories, You Think It, I’ll Say It, will be adapted into a miniseries starring Kristin Wiig and produced by Reese Witherspoon.
Curtis engages audiences with her deep empathy, keen wisdom, and unerring talent for finding the extraordinary moments in our everyday lives. Her ability to connect with students, libraries, and community and literary groups make for insightful events with engaging discussions.
Curtis Sittenfeld is a graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. In addition to the 1.6 million copies of her novels in print, her nonfiction has been published by The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic, Salon, Allure, and Glamour, and broadcast on public radio’s This American Life.