Curtis Sittenfeld

In Curtis Sittenfeld's short story "Show Don't Tell" — not, sadly, included in her new collection, You Think it, I'll Say It — a young woman at a prestigious writing workshop competes for funding with an annoying guy in her program. Nearly 20 years later, they have both achieved a kind of literary success, but he is the kind of writer "about whom current students in the program have heated opinions; I'm the kind of writer their mothers read while recovering from knee surgery."

Curtis Sittenfeld is a Cincinnati native whose novels have topped the bestseller charts, and even after taking a 5 year break to start a family, she’s back on top with Sisterland. Curtis was in town recently and she came by our studios to talk about this book and her career so far with our Barbara Gray.