Pen to Purpose: Cultivating Writing as a Brand of Professionalism with Jean Hanff Korelitz

On March 29, 2022, the third discussion in the Pen to Purpose series was held; a collaboration between the NSU Department of Communication, Media, and the Arts and the Alvin Sherman Library sponsored by the Circle of Friends,. This event features New York Times bestselling author Jean Hanff Korelitz in conversation with NSU Professor Efrat Friedman. The writer of several novels, including The Plot (adaptation forthcoming from Hulu, to star Mahershala Ali)Event poster and You Should Have Known (adapted for HBO as “The Undoing” by David E. Kelley and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant), her most recent novel, The Latecomer to be released in May 2022 (television adaptation already in development).
Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s a dried up author, teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his dignity; he hasn’t written–let alone published–anything decent in years. When an arrogant student, Evan Parker, announces he doesn’t need any help because the plot of his prospective book is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears The Plot.

If you missed it, view the recording. Learn more about the author here.
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