Jean Hanff Korelitz

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New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz is known for crafting spellbinding plots across mediums, which keep audiences engaged and inspired. Korelitz is the author of the novels The Latecomer, You Should Have Known, which was adapted by HBO as The Undoing, Admission, which was made into a film, The Sabbathday River, A Jury of Her Peers, The White Rose, The Devil and Webster, and The Plot, a New York Times bestseller and Notable Book of 2021, as well as an Editor’s Pick on Amazon, and which is being adapted by Hulu to star two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. She is the Founder of BOOKTHEWRITER, which hosts Pop-Up Book Groups for readers to discuss new books with their authors. Korelitz shares her expertise in storytelling, the creative experience, the writing process, as well as insights about the intersection of art and the human condition in compelling and memorable events.

Korelitz has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, for which her novel The Plot was selected as the “Fallon Summer Read,” Zibby Owens’ podcast Mom’s Don’t Have Time to Read Books, and she has been featured in The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, which called The Plot her “most consequential book yet,” among others. She is also the author of Interference Powder, a novel for children, and a collection of poetry, The Properties of Breath. Korelitz and her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, adapted James Joyce’s The Dead as an immersive theater piece, The Dead, 1904, which premiered at the Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC. She is sought-after for events with groups like Talks at Google, The National Arts Club, and many more.

 

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From Poetry to Plot

New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz is known for crafting spellbinding stories across mediums, many of which have gone on to be adapted into hit TV shows and films: Admission, You Should Have Known, which was adapted by HBO as The Undoing, The Plot, which is being adapted by Hulu t ...

New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz is known for crafting spellbinding stories across mediums, many of which have gone on to be adapted into hit TV shows and films: Admission, You Should Have Known, which was adapted by HBO as The Undoing, The Plot, which is being adapted by Hulu to star two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali, and more. From her beginnings as a poet to her career as the celebrated author of literary thrillers, Korelitz shares her writing journey and along the way, lessons from: Sophocles, Frederich Forsyth’s The Odessa File, Helene Hanff, and Ellery Queen.

In Literature and Life: The Undoing

Inspired by her bestselling novel You Should Have Known, which was adapted into an award-winning limited series by HBO called The Undoing, celebrated and New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz offers riveting insights on toxic relationships in literature and life. ...

Inspired by her bestselling novel You Should Have Known, which was adapted into an award-winning limited series by HBO called The Undoing, celebrated and New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz offers riveting insights on toxic relationships in literature and life.

Author Talk: The Latecomer

Inspired by her new novel The Latecomer, New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz shares insights from her creative writing process, as well as the strange fate that intertwined this latest release with her most recent bestseller – The Plot – two novels that couldn’t be more different. ...

Inspired by her new novel The Latecomer, New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz shares insights from her creative writing process, as well as the strange fate that intertwined this latest release with her most recent bestseller – The Plot – two novels that couldn’t be more different.

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Jean Hanff Korelitz is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Latecomer, The Plot, You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 as The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey), The Devil and WebsterThe White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for children. Her company BOOKTHEWRITER hosts Pop-Up Book Groups in which small groups of readers discuss new books with their authors.