Entertainment journalist Susannah Gora is the author of "You Couldn't Ignore Me If You Tried: The Brat Pack, John Hughes, And Their Impact on a Generation," published by Random House/Crown. Through interviews with the key players from that era, the book covers the history behind and sociological impact of the great 1980's teen movies, including classic John Hughes youth films such as "The Breakfast Club."Gora has written for outlets including The Washington Post, Variety, Salon, Elle, The Huffington Post, MTV.com, AOL, and Premiere–The Movie Magazine, where Gora was Associate Editor.
Over the years, Gora’s hundreds of interviewees have included actors such as Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Harrison Ford, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Denzel Washington, Michelle Williams, Jane Fonda, Dustin Hoffman, Omar Sharif, Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Matthew McConaughey, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Julianne Moore, Dan Aykroyd, Matthew Broderick, Jeff Bridges, Molly Ringwald, Colin Firth, Robin Williams and Anthony Hopkins; and filmmakers such as Rob Reiner, Steven Soderbergh, Alexander Payne, James L. Brooks, Kenneth Branagh, Shawn Levy, M. Night Shyamalan, Brian Grazer, Joel Schumacher, Jay Roach, Garry Marshall, Jonathan Demme, Robert Evans, Bud Schulberg, and Cameron Crowe.
Susannah Gora has appeared on networks including NBC, VH1, MTV, CNN, CNBC, SiriusXM and NPR to discuss the entertainment industry. Gora is also the host and writer of “Classics on Film,” a DVD series produced by Penguin Books which covers classic novels that have been made into great films.
Gora has worked for Brillstein-Grey Entertainment, and has studied filmmaking at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. Gora is a graduate of The Dalton School and of Duke University, from which she graduated cum laude with High Distinction in English in 1999, and was the recipient of the E. Blake Byrne Scholarship for excellence in creative writing. Susannah Gora is a proud member of The Friars Club, for which she co-founded The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival.
Gora resides in Manhattan, where she was born and raised.
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