Guardian Weekend: Kristen Roupenian ‘Dating is caught up in ego, power and control’

Check out the author of You Know You Want This (featuring the Internet sensation Cat Person), Kristen Roupenian, as she is featured on the cover of The Guardian’s Weekend Magazine.

Kristen Roupenian’s short story Cat Person was published by the New Yorker in December 2017 and, to the author’s best recollection, it went up online on a Monday. The 37-year-old was living in Ann Arbor, Michigan, while completing a fellowship in writing, and for three or four days after the story came out, enjoyed the world’s customary reaction to most fiction, and all short stories – complete indifference – while basking in the achievement of it having been published at all. “I was thinking, ‘Wow: that was the greatest thing to ever happen, and now it’s over.’” She smiles. “Then it was Friday.”

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