Curtis Sittenfeld | Romantic Comedy
Thu 20 Apr 2023 | 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Curtis Sittenfeld writes brilliant contemporary, clever and entertaining novels that mercilessly confront gender politics, racism, love, sex and feminism. Her New York Times and Sunday Times bestsellers have been longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and are must-reads for fans of smart, engaged American fiction.
The critically acclaimed and bestselling author of American Wife and Rodham, Curtis joins Jo Browning Wroe as part of her whirlwind UK tour to share Romantic Comedy, her most searingly contemporary novel yet.
Skewering all our certainties about why we fall in love, Romantic Comedy is a witty and probing tale of how the heart will follow itself, no matter what anyone says. It is Curtis at her sharpest, most daring and compassionate best.
‘One of my favourite writers’ – Kate Atkinson
In conversation with writer and creative writing tutor Jo Browning Wroe.
Venue: Baillie Gifford Stage (Old Divinity School)
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Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the Sunday Times and New York Times best-selling Rodham. Other novels include American Wife and Prep, both bestsellers and longlisted for the Orange Prize, The Man of My Dreams, Sisterland, Eligible, and the acclaimed short story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It and Help Yourself. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Oprah Magazine and the New York Times magazine. Sittenfeld was also the guest editor for the 2020 Best American Short Stories Anthology. She lives with her family in the American Midwest.
Jo Browning Wroe grew up in a crematorium in Birmingham. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and is now Creative Writing Supervisor at Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge. Her debut novel, A Terrible Kindness, was shortlisted for the Bridport Peggy Chapman-Andrews award and became an instant Sunday Times bestseller, as well as one of Waterstones’ Best Books of 2022. She has two adult daughters and lives with her husband in Cambridge.