Meg Wolitzer & Heidi Pitlor

True Conversations

August 4, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for an engaging conversation as Heidi Pitlor, editor of The Best American Short Stories, delves deep into the writing life of Meg Wolitzer, whose stories inspired films based on her work: This Is My Life, scripted and directed by Nora Ephron, the 2006 made-for-television movie, Surrender, Dorothy, and the 2017 drama The Wife, starring Glenn Close. Asking questions not typically asked of female writers, Pitlor will get to the core of what it means to be a fiction author today--this will not be your standard book talk!

The speakers request that face-masks are worn regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.

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  • We recommend advance registration; discounted tickets available for Mount Members.
  • Location: Kitchen Garden tent


Meg Wolitzer
Author Website

Meg Wolitzer is the New York Times–bestselling author of, among other books, The Female Persuasion, The Interestings, The Ten-Year Nap, The Position, and The Wife, which was made into the film starring Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce. In 2017 Wolitzer was guest editor of The Best American Short Stories. She lives in New York City.

Author photo: Nina Subin

Heidi Pitlor
Author Website

Heidi Pitlor is the author of the novels The Birthdays, The Daylight Marriage, which was optioned for film, and Impersonation. A former senior editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, she has been the series editor of The Best American Short Stories since 2007. She is also the editorial director of the literary studio, Plympton. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Lit Hub, Ploughshares, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. She lives outside Boston.