Jean Hanff Korelitz

Jean was born and raised in New York City. She is the author of six novels, a collection of poetry and a theater producer. Korelitz is the founder of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that offers “Pop-Up Book Groups” where readers can discuss books with their authors.

Jean Hanff Korelitz joins the 2019 Poetry Festival as host for a live, sit-down conversation with guest poet Erica Jong (yes, that Erica Jong!) on Saturday, October 19, 2019at the Roseboro Hotel in Sharon Springs, NY.

Jean was born and raised in New York City and educated at Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the author of six novels: The Devil and Webster, You Should Have Known (in development as a limited series for HBO to be retitled “The Undoing,” written by David E. Kelley, directed by Susanne Bier and starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland), Admission (adapted as the 2013 film of the same name, starring Tina Fey, Lily Tomlin and Paul Rudd), The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, as well as a middle-grade reader, Interference Powder, and a collection of poetry, The Properties of Breath

With Paul Muldoon she adapted James Joyce’s “The Dead” as an immersive theatrical event, THE DEAD, 1904. The play was produced by Dot Dot Productions, LLC, for the Irish Repertory Theatre and performed at New York’s American Irish Historical Society for seven week runs in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

Korelitz is the founder of BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that offers “Pop-Up Book Groups” where readers can discuss books with their authors.

She and her husband, Irish poet Paul Muldoon, are the parents of two children and live in New York City and Sharon Springs, NY.