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You Should Have Known

2014, Jean Hanff Korelitz


Jean Hanff Korelitz (born May 16, 1961) is an American novelist, playwright, theater producer and essayist.

Korelitz was born to Jewish parents and raised in New York City. After graduating from Dartmouth College with a major in English, she continued her studies at Clare College, Cambridge, where she was awarded the Chancellor's Gold Medal. She has published eight novels since 1996, the most recent being The Latecomer, published in May 2022. She has also written articles and essays for many publications, including Real Simple and the "Modern Love" column in The New York Times.

In 2013 Korelitz created BOOKTHEWRITER, a New York City based service that presents "Pop-Up Book Groups" with prominent authors in private homes. Approximately 20 events are held each year and groups are limited to 20. Past authors have included Joyce Carol Oates, Erica Jong, David Duchovny, Jeanine Cummins, Christina Baker Kline, Jane Green, Adriana Trigiani, Meghan Daum, Dani Shapiro, Darin Strauss, Elizabeth Strout and many others.

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