The 21st Show

Author Interview: Marrying the Ketchups


The novelist Jennifer Close was born and raised in Illinois on the north shore of Chicago. Her new story centers on the grandchildren of a restaurant founder. Teddy has just been dumped by his longtime boyfriend, who inexplicably keeps showing up for lunch at Sullivan’s. Jane is worried her lawyer husband might be having an affair with someone from his Crossfit group. And Gretchen is reckoning with whether she wasted a decade of her life in a ‘90s cover band that was briefly big in New York City.

She joined us to discuss her fourth novel, Marrying the Ketchups.


Jennifer Close
Author • ‘Marrying the Ketchups
Creative Writing Instructor • Catapult