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Curtis Sittenfeld        

Author of "Sisterland" and "Prep"

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 third novel, American Wife, based loosely on the life of First Lady Laura Bush, received stellar reviews and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by Time, People, and Entertainment Weekly. In her newest novel, Sisterland, Sittenfeld brings 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.

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.

Speech Topics

Conducting Research for Fiction

Student Writer to Professional Writer: How It Works

The Publishing Process, From an Idea to a Finished Book

An Evening with Curtis Sittenfeld


Hot summer author: Curtis Sittenfeld

Curtis Sittenfeld, who made a name for herself with 'Prep' and 'American Wife,' now returns with 'Sisterland.'

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