LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN PRIZE
On the elite New England campus of Webster College, a student protest is underway. Initially supported by Webster's first female president, the former activist Naomi Roth, the protest begins to grow and fester, attracting the media. Attention becomes focused on one charismatic student, a Palestinian immigrant named Omar, as rising tensions on the once-tranquil campus threaten to turn violent. Faced with an impossible and potentially tragic conflict, that now involves her own student daughter, Naomi must reconsider her responsibilities to Webster, and her own long held beliefs.
Jean Hanff Korelitz was born and raised in New York City and graduated from Dartmouth College and Clare College, Cambridge. She is the bestselling author of the novels A Jury Of Her Peers, The Sabbathday River, The White Rose, Admission, and most recently the New York Times bestseller You Should Have Known, as well as Interference Powder, a novel for middle grade readers, and The Properties of Breath, a collection of poetry. A film version of Admission starring Tina Fey, Paul Rudd and Lily Tomlin was released in 2013.