Curtis Sittenfeld on Why She Decided to Take on Hillary Clinton
In Conversation with Mitchell Kaplan on The Literary Life Podcast
“It was a very interesting experience for me writing in the first-person. So I put on a blonde wig and a pantsuit every morning for three years… I actually mean that metaphorically.” On this episode of The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan, Curtis Sittenfeld talks with Mitchell about Rodham, her all too real, alternate biography of Hillary Clinton.
Curtis Sittenfeld is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Prep, The Man of My Dreams, American Wife, Sisterland, and Eligible, and the story collection You Think It, I’ll Say It, which have been translated into thirty languages. Her short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Washington Post Magazine, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories, of which she was the 2020 guest editor. Her nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and Vanity Fair, and on public radio’s This American Life.