"Cat Person": How A Short Story Changed Kristen Roupenian's Life


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In December 2017, Kristen Roupenian’s life changed forever when her short story in The New Yorker went viral.

‘Cat Person’, which was published in The New Yorker‘s December 11 issue, navigates a brief relationship between a 20-year-old university student named Margot, and an older man – Robert – who she meets while working in a movie theatre candy bar.

You can read it here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/12/11/cat-person

It’s not a complex plot. But, like all the best pieces of fiction, it articulates aspects of life and culture in a way the rest of us have never quite been able to manage.

It resonated with millions of women around the world and was just before #MeToo really took off. But it also turned Kristen's life upside down.

So what does her life look like two years on? She joins Mia now...


Host: Mia Freedman

With thanks to special guest Kristen Roupenian https://twitter.com/kroupenian?lang=en

Producer: Elissa Ratliff


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