Inprint | Lauren Groff

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:00pm

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LAUREN GROFF is “a writer of rare gifts” (The New York Times) whose books are a “a master class in best lines” (NPR). Her second novel Fates and Furies, a New York Times Bestseller, was selected by President Obama as his “favorite book of 2015” and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Prize, and the Kirkus Prize. Named one of Granta’s “Best of Young American Novelists,” Groff is also the author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia and the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. According to The Washington Post, “Even from her impossibly high starting point, Lauren Groff just keeps getting better and better.” Her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s, and she is the winner of an O.Henry Prize, a Pushcart Prize, and the Story Prize. Groff joins us to read from and talk about her new novel Matrix, in which “transcendent prose and vividly described settings bring to life historic events, from the Crusades to the papal interdict of 1208. Groff has outdone herself with an accomplishment as radiant as Marie’s visions” (Publishers Weekly). Emily St. John Mandel calls Groff “a virtuoso,” and Emma Donoghue describes Matrix as “a thrillingly vivid, adventurous story about women and power that will blow readers’ minds. Left me gasping.” Groff was raised in Cooperstown, New York and lives in Gainesville, Florida.

BRENDA PEYNADO will be in conversation with Lauren Groff. She is a Dominican American writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. She is the author of the short story collection The Rock Eaters, and her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Sun, The Southern ReviewKenyon ReviewPleiades, and elsewhere. Recently relocated from Orlando, Florida, Peynado teaches at the UH Creative Writing Program.

EVENT DETAILS: This is a livestream reading and will be accessible from the Inprint website. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to season subscribers and to those who purchase general admission tickets in their Eventbrite email receipts. Lauren Groff will give a brief reading from her new novel Matrix, followed by a conversation with Brenda Peynado, author of The Rock Eaters and Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.


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ISBN: 9781594634499
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021