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Ann Katz Festival: Jean Hanff Korelitz

25oct7:00 pmAnn Katz Festival: Jean Hanff KorelitzAuthor of "THE LATECOMER." This year's Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts Community Reads event. Come early for a 6 pm reception!We are very much looking forward to our event with Jean Hanff Korelitz tonight, but now you have a few options. Due to flight delays, tonight's event with Jean will be virtual. We apologize for the short notice. So now you can watch at home (Zoom link via Eventbrite after ticket purchase) or… Get together with us here in Laikin auditorium, enjoy our reception starting at 6 pm and see Jean projected onto our big screen. It is still a community reads party!

Event Details

See more, pay less with the Festival Pass! If you’re planning to see multiple events, you can save by purchasing a Festival Pass for $40. (Please note that the Festival Pass includes all events but does not include books.)

The 24th annual Ann Katz Festival of Books & Arts presented by Herbert Simon Family Foundation is a three-week festival featuring well-known authors, award-winning films and local visual and performing artists. For a full list of events, visit

This year’s Community Reads book comes from the author of The Plot (adaptation forthcoming from Hulu, to star Mahershala Ali), You Should Have Known (which aired on HBO in October 2020 as The Undoing, starring Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland) and Admission (adapted as a film in 2013 starring Tina Fey).

The Latecomer, Korelitz’s latest, is an amazing novel; just ask anyone who has read it. The book follows the story of the wealthy, New York City-based Oppenheimer family, from the first meeting of parents Salo and Johanna under tragic circumstances to their triplets born during the early days of IVF. As children, the three siblings feel no strong familial bond and cannot wait to go their separate ways, even as their father becomes more distanced and their mother more desperate. As the triplets prepare to leave for college, Johanna, faced with being truly alone, makes the fateful decision to bring a fourth child, “the latecomer,” into the world.

A complex novel that builds slowly and deliberately, The Latecomer touches on grief and guilt, generational trauma, privilege and race, traditions and religion, and family dynamics. Rave reviews are already pouring in from outlets including the New York Times Book ReviewThe Washington Post, Good Morning AmericaPEOPLE and Oprah Daily.

Come early for the 6 pm reception and also have a chance to win a “Book Club Starter Kit.” You do NOT have to be in a book club to win or enjoy.

For those ordering the book, pick-up is at the JCC (6701 Hoover Road, Indianapolis, IN 46260). Please bring your proof of purchase (Eventbrite confirmation) with you.

This is a Jewish Book Council program. Korelitz will be interviewed by local author Barbara Shoup.

The JCC is a nonprofit organization; donations from program participants like you help us continue to provide stellar Arts & Education programming. Visit and select “Arts & Education” under the Campaign dropdown to make a donation.



October 25, 2022 7:00 pm(GMT-04:00)


Arthur M Glick JCC, Laikin Auditorium

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$10 ($28 includes book)


Lev Rothenberg

JCC Director of Arts & Education

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