A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Francesca Serritella



Nina Subin

Appearing Courtesy of Michael & Marjorie Lipson

Francesca Serritella is a New York Times best-selling author and columnist. She grew up in the Philadelphia area and graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she won multiple awards for her creative writing, including the Charles Edmond Horman Prize and Le Baron Russell Briggs Prize. Her senior thesis, a novella, was awarded highest honors and won the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize. 

Upon graduation, Serritella moved to New York City with a suitcase and a puppy. She began writing and researching her first novel, "Ghosts of Harvard." While working on the novel, she also co-authored a bestselling nine-book series of essay collections with her mother, best-selling author Lisa Scottoline, and co-writes a Sunday column entitled Chick Wit in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Serritella lives in New York with her dog Pip and cat Mimi. She is working on her next novel.

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Scheduled events:
Dark Debuts
Debut authors Susie Yang and Francesca Serritella keep you on the edge of your seat as they explore the darker side of humanity and the obsession of their journey.

Citi Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fiction / Literature

Panelists: Francesca Serritella, Susie Yang
Moderator: Carol Fitzgerald

Book:
Ghosts of Harvard
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Random House Publishing Group
May 2020
ISBN 9780525510369
Hardcover, 480 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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A Harvard freshman becomes obsessed with her schizophrenic brother's suicide. Then she starts hearing voices. More/less

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