"No tool made by man can map the interior of another human being as gorgeously and precisely as a book can. Only books can lead directly into other human hearts; only books allow us to step inside another person, to live there for a time, and to bear miraculous witness to our shared existence."
Lauren Groff is the author of the novel The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award.
Her third novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kirkus Award. It won the 2015 American Booksellers’ Association Indies’ Choice Award for Fiction, was a New York Times Notable book and Bestseller, Amazon.com’s #1 book of 2015, and on over two dozen best-of 2015 lists. Rights have been sold in thirty countries.
Her most recent collection of stories, Florida, was released in June 2018.
Her work has appeared in journals including the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Tin House,One Story, and Ploughshares, and in the anthologies 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and four editions of the Best American Short Stories. In 2017, she was named by Granta Magazine as one of the Best of Young American Novelists of her generation. In 2018, she received a Guggenheim fellowship in Fiction.
She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband and two sons. Visit her website by clicking here.