Columbia Fiction Foundry: Cracking the Bestseller List

Arts Professionals

Columbia Fiction Foundry: Cracking the Bestseller List

Distinguished Speaker Series with Greer Hendricks '94JRN and Sarah Pekkanen
Date and time 
Apr 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event type 
Alumni Artist Event
Free Event


Registration required

Columbia Alumni Center
622 West 113th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

THE WIFE BETWEEN US, the first collaboration by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen, was an instant, blockbuster bestseller. It spent 10 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List, sold into 35 countries and counting, was optioned for film by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Partners with Hendricks and Pekkanen contracted to write the screenplay, and received stellar reviews from The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Glamour, and more. Now, the powerhouse pair return with the instant, #1 New York Times Best Seller, AN ANONYMOUS GIRL, a “slickly twisty” psychological thriller that will have readers “rethinking what secrets are safe to share and if morals and ethics really matter when protecting the ones you love.”

Prior to becoming a bestselling novelist, Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor at Simon & Schuster. She obtained her master’s in journalism from Columbia University and her writing has appeared inThe New York Times, Allure, and Publishers Weekly. Greer lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children.

Join us in conversation with Greer as she discusses crafting a tightly plotted psychological thriller, co-writing with a partner, optioning a novel for film and TV, and cracking the bestseller list.