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Jean Hanff Korelitz 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 WebsterYou Should Have Known (Coming to HBO in spring 2020 as “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.



7/21/19 NICOLE KIDMAN’s “The Undoing” (based on my novel “You Should Have Known”) is “what to watch when ‘Big Little Lies’ ends” HarpersBazaar

5/20/19 HENRY ALFORD’S recent story about book groups for The New York Times featured BOOKTHEWRITER.

3/1/19 Just out from Conde Nast Traveler, my article about visiting Washington’s Vashon Island in search of the author of “The Egg and I”, BETTY MACDONALD.

1/10/19 Such a nice story from LitHub about THE DEAD, 1904, my adaptation (with PAUL MULDOON) of JAMES JOYCE’s “The Dead”. (And speaking of which, thank you STEPHEN COLBERT and KEEGAN-MICHAEL KEY for saying such kind things about our show on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert!)

3/13/18 DAVID E. KELLEY will adapt YOU SHOULD HAVE KNOWN as a limited series for HBO with NICOLE KIDMAN and HUGH GRANT attached to star. Read more about it here.

2/20/18 PUBLICATION DATE for the paperback edition of THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER will be March 20th, 2018. Order it here.

1/19/18 Very happy to report that THE DEVIL AND WEBSTER has been long listed for the first Aspen Words Literary Prize. Read more about it here.