‘Admission’ Author Jean Hanff Korelitz Speaks at Stony Brook Southampton

Jean Hanff Korelitz
Jean Hanff Korelitz. Photo credit: Princeton Public Library

Stony Brook Southampton’s Writers Speak Wednesdays 2013 fall series begins this coming Wednesday with Jean Hanff Korelitz, the author of Admission, and her visit will be preceded by a Saturday, September 21 screening of the film of the same name based on her novel.

The free author talk and reading will take place in the Radio Lounge on the second floor of the campus’ Chancellors Hall, beginning at 7 p.m. September 25.

Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and she studied she Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She now lives in Princeton, New Jersey, where Admission is based.

Korelitz’s others works include the novels The White Rose, The Sabbathday River and A Jury of Her Peers, the children’s novel Interference Powder and the book of poetry The Properties of Breath. She has written for the pages of Vogue, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest and The New York Times, and her next novel, You Should Have Known, is expected in early 2014.

Admission was adapted for the screen by Karen Croner. The film, released earlier this year, stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd and was directed by Paul Weitz. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Lecture Hall at Chancellors Hall.

Upcoming Writers Speak Wednesdays guests are Marissa Silver, October 2; Megan Daum, October 9; Eric Fischl, October 23; Dwight Garner interviewed by former New Yorker fiction editor Dan Menaker, October 30; and Richard Howard, November 13.

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