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07 Mar 2023

Book Talk with Jean Hanff Korelitz: The Latecomer

Join us for an online conversation with New York Times best-selling author Jean Hanff Korelitz, which will include a reading from and discussion of her latest novel, The Latecomer. From a pivotal scene that takes place at the Museum to plot points revolving around collection artist A.G. Rizzoli to descriptions of the transformative power of Shaker furniture, the book is replete with folk art content and context. Korelitz will join Senior Educator and Writer Nicole Haroutunian to delve into The Latecomer and its connections to the American Folk Art Museum.

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About the Author

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 the novels: The Latecomer (limited series adaptation forthcoming from Kristen Campo’s Campout Productions and Bruna Papandrea’s Made Up Stories), 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.

Nicole Haroutunian is Senior Educator at the American Folk Art Museum. She is the author of the novel-in-stories CHOOSE THIS NOW (Noemi Press, forthcoming 2024) and the short story collection SPEED DREAMING (Little a, 2015). She holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Woodside, Queens.

Photo credit: Michael Avedon.

7:00 pm–8:00 pm

Free; Virtual