It’s a Plot! Tredyffrin Township Libraries’ Author-in-Residence Jean Hanff Korelitz
Tredyffrin Township Libraries will host New York Times best-selling author Jean Hanff Korelitz as author-in-residence for a series of events September 27–30. Korelitz is the author of eight novels, including The Latecomer and The Plot (both in development for limited series), You Should Have Known (adapted as HBO’s 2020 limited series, The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant) and Admission (the basis for the 2013 film starring Tina Fey).
Thursday September 29, 7:00 pm, King Room, Tredyffrin Public Library
No registration required
On Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 at Tredyffrin Public Library, the author will present Plot Development, a discussion of how her ideas about plot developed over the years as she wrote You Should Have Known, The Plot, and The Latecomer. Her novel The Plot raises questions about appropriation and who has the right to tell someone else’s story. “To plagiarise language is to be boiled in oil as far as I’m concerned,” Korelitz says. “But there’s a murkier thing when it comes to the story” (The Guardian, July 23, 2021).
She will also share her observations on the movie adaptations of her work. Korelitz told the Forward in July 2021 that because she never expected to see every detail of her novel translated faithfully to the screen, she’s been able to enjoy watching them as linked but distinct projects. “There’s nothing like the thrill of walking onto a set and seeing hundreds of people running around doing work you don’t understand,” she said. “It’s a very powerful feeling to know that something you created instigated this.”