Novel Press Kits Go Reality TV

With a press kit like this, no wonder the reviews for Curtin Sittenfeld’s debut novel are perplexing:

On the one hand, it seems absurd to write a novel and then have one’s press kit provide a memoir-type addendum. And not even a memoir so much as an archive of documents verifying the author’s credentials. (Albeit one useful to future biographers whose task of connecting characters to their real-life counterparts will be made that much simpler.)

On the other, doesn’t this make a press kit, like, 1,000 times more interesting?


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