Kristen Arnett

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Kristen Arnett is the author of With Teeth: A Novel (Riverhead Books, 2021) and the NYT bestselling debut novel Mostly Dead Things (Tin House, 2019) which was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award in fiction. She is a queer fiction and essay writer and she lives in Florida.


Cover Photo: This image is a picture of raviolis being made on a lightly flowered surface. Some of them are pinched and curled into tortellinis, while others are flat ravioli discs. On top of the picture, we see one of Kristen's viral tweets, which reads: "technically i am a ravioli"
Finding Literary Community by Making Bad Jokes on Twitter

As part of our Social Media Week series, Kristen Arnett writes about her journey on Twitter, the Hell App, and how she uses the platform to connect with other writers and try out bits.

Apr 25, 2022
Cover Photo: A photograph of the top of a bright green lawnmower atop a bed of bright green grass. The photo is cropped such that only half of the lawnmower top is visible.
Being a Dad Means Respecting the Yard

Part of how I think about myself as a dad is how I take care of other people, but it’s also in how I care for the living world around me.

Sep 29, 2021
Cover Photo: A photograph of two hands clinking together beer bottles in front of a sunset.
Let’s Crack Open a Couple of Cold Ones

When it comes to how I experience Dad Culture, I have to admit I’m a sucker for beers.

Aug 18, 2021
Cover Photo: photo by Emily Mucha/flickr
The Lord’s Supper

“If you let God in and then don’t let him out again, what happens to your body?”

Oct 04, 2016