BOOKTHEWRITER in the press
Book Clubs Get Especially Clubby (New York Times, May 16, 2019)
At a recent session of Book the Writer — the novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz’s book club in which subscribers are given the opportunity to pay $35 to chat with an author — fans of the playwright Sarah Ruhl and her book “100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write” thrilled to two of Ruhl’s confessions. (She is writing a musical version of the film “A Face in the Crowd,” with music by Elvis Costello, and sometimes ducks into the WeWork co-working space across from her children’s’ school in Brooklyn whence she can see them on the playground.)
Be Careful at the Book Club, the Author Might Be There (New York Times, January 29, 2014)
BOOKTHEWRITER, which was recently started by Jean Hanff Korelitz, a novelist, has attracted authors including Kurt Andersen, A. M. Homes, Zoë Heller, Michael Cunningham and Amy Sohn. For club members, it offers a rare opportunity to question authors in person about the writing process, their intentions as storytellers and perhaps a stray plotline that needs explanation...For authors, it is a way to talk directly to their readers, hoping to build word-of-mouth for their books and earning a little money on the side for an evening’s work...The service also benefits publishers who view discoverability as perhaps their biggest challenge, as bookstores disappear and book tours and readings decline precipitously.