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Lauren Groff

USA flag (b.1978)

Lauren Groff was born in 1978 in Cooperstown, N.Y., and grew up one block from the Baseball Hall of Fame. She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her short stories have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals, including The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Hobart, and Five Points, as well as in the anthologies Best American Short Stories 2007, Pushcart Prize XXXII, and Best New American Voices 2008. She was awarded the Axton Fellowship in Fiction at the University of Louisville, and has had residencies and fellowships at Yaddo and the Vermont Studio Center.

Genres: Literary Fiction, Historical, Science Fiction
New and upcoming books
October 2024

The Best American Short Stories 2024
(Best American Short Stories)
   The Monsters of Templeton (2008)
   Arcadia (2012)
   Fates and Furies (2015)
   Matrix (2021)
   The Vaster Wilds (2023)
   Delicate Edible Birds (2009)
   Florida (2018)
Lauren Groff recommends
Two-Step Devil (2024)
Jamie Quatro
"A writer of sinnous, muscular power and grace."
Ghostroots (2024)
'Pemi Aguda
"In Ghostroots, the delightful speculative conceits of the stories are elegantly, even architecturally, balanced with the gorgeous fullness of human emotion, all the hunger and longing and fear and delight of being a human being in the world. A wonderful collection from a truly gifted writer."
The Divorcees (2024)
Rowan Beaird
"The Divorcees is gorgeously crafted, perfectly balanced, and full of complex, moving and vividly wrought characters. The sunshot pool at the Golden Yarrow, the searing desert heat, the dark glamour of the casinos will stay with me for a long time. Rowan Beaird writes with such ease and confidence that it's hard to believe this novel is her first. An excellent, deeply compelling read."

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Books containing stories by Lauren Groff
The Best American Short Stories 2023 (2023)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Min Jin Lee
Simpsonistas, Vol. 4 (2022)
(Simpsonistas, book 4)
edited by
Joseph Di Prisco
The Best American Short Stories 2022 (2022)
(Best American Short Stories)
edited by
Andrew Sean Greer

More books 

2017 Granta Best of Young American Novelists

Award nominations
2021 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Matrix
2018 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Florida
2015 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : Fates and Furies

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