Jane Stanton Hitchcock is a playwright and a novelist. Her new novel about Washington society, Mortal Friends was published in July.

When the U.S. Open’s Cinderella, Melanie Oudine, and its Terminator, Roger Federer, both stepped out under the lights of Arthur Ashe Stadium, acclaimed novelist Jane Stanton Hitchcock saw what makes the sport magical.

Novelist and playwright Jane Hitchcock channels Ruth Madoff’s frustration in a fictionalized jailhouse spat with her philandering and swindling husband.

Now that Washington, D.C. has replaced New York as the seat of financial power, Jane Stanton Hitchcock argues that each city is all the richer for it.