Jean Hanff Korelitz joined the 2022 Poetry Festival as host for a live, sit-down conversation with guest poet Joyce Carol Oates at the Roseboro Hotel Ballroom in Sharon Springs, NY. Previously, Jean joined the 2019 Poetry Festival to interview guest poet and writer Erica Jong.
Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and educated at Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the best-selling author of nine novels: The Latecomer (forthcoming from Celadon Books on May 31, 2022), The Plot (adaptation forthcoming from Hulu, to star Mahershala Ali), You Should Have Known (Adapted for HBO as “The Undoing” 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 Devil and Webster, 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 her husband, Irish poet 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. Events are now being held simultaneously in person in New York City (with participants vaccinated and masked) and online over Zoom.
She and Paul Muldoon are the parents of two children and live in New York City and Sharon Springs, NY.