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The American Bookclub with Curtis Sittenfeld


Date: Saturday March 28th
Venue: dlr LexIcon, Room 3, Level 5
Time: 10:30am
Cost: €15 / €12
Age: Adult


Workshop duration: 1.5 hours

Have you ever felt that there's a whole world of recent American novels that you'd like to hear about but don't know where to start? Join Festival guest Curtis Sittenfeld as she steers us through some of her own favourites and leads a discussion about American novels that she would recommend. 


Curtis is looking forward to a lively discussion about these three outstanding 21st Century American novels:

A Lucky Man by Jamel Brinkley

Look How Happy I'm Making you by Polly Rosenwaike 

The Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr

Bring your notebooks! 

Curtis Sittenfeld is the bestselling author of five novels: Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible. Her first story collection, You Think It, I’ll Say It, was published in 2018 and picked for Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club. Her books have been selected by The New York Times, Time, Entertainment Weekly, and People for their “Ten Best Books of the Year” lists, optioned for television and film, and translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and Esquire, and her non-fiction has appeared in The New York Times, Time, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Slate, and on “This American Life.” A graduate of Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Curtis has interviewed Michelle Obama for Time; appeared as a guest on NPR’s “Fresh Air,” CBS’s “Early Show,” and PBS’s Newshour.



Curtis Sittenfeld