01.04.2019 - Kristen Roupenian

Cat Person is on the website of The New Yorker the most read (4,8 million times), shared and talked-about online published short story of 2018. Roupenian wrote this story about bad sex after an excruciating bad-date after she had a small but unpleasant encounter with someone she met online. How do you decide you can trust someone? How do you form your opinion about someone you hardly know?

‘You know you want this’ (Je weet dat je dit wil, published by Nieuw Amsterdam) is her highly anticipated debut, a collection of short stories that explore the complex, and often darkly funny, connections between gender, sex, and power across genres. HBO is developing these stories into a drama series, and Roupenian is now working on her first novel.

Persis Bekkering will interview Kristen Roupenian in English. After the interview, Roupenian will be available to sign books, our favourite bookseller De Vries Van Stockum Den Haag is also present with the Dutch and English version of the book.

Members of the Library receive a 50% discount, use the code CBBKROUP in the ticket shop.