Curtis Sittenfeld is the author of the word-of-mouth bestseller American Wife, which was longlisted for the Orange Prize, as was her first novel, Prep, a New York Times bestseller. Her most recent novel, Eligible, is a contemporary retelling of Pride and Prejudice and was a Sunday Times bestseller.
Her books are translated into 25 languages. She is married with two young children and lives in the American Mid-West.
‘When it comes to tearing apart contemporary American family life one microscopic fibre at a time, Sittenfeld is up there in a class of her own.’
‘Novelists get called master storytellers all the time, but Sittenfeld really is one.’
The Washington Post
‘[Sittenfeld] is a master of dramatic irony, creating fully realized social worlds before laying waste to her heroines’ understanding of them. . . . Her prose [is] a rich delight.’
The Boston Globe