Kristen Roupenian at the Passa Porta Festival

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Kristen Roupenian’s ‘Cat Person’ was the first short story ever to go viral. To put it down to hype, however, would be to do the American writer an injustice. A storm of ‘hype’ is in fact too weak to describe what happened to her – and above all, Roupenian has a lot more to offer. As her conversation with Ruth Joos attested.

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