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Lauren Groff

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Lauren Groff was born 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.

She lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband, Clay, and her dog, Cooper.


I love this long, slow, lazy lull of time between the final edits of a book and its appearance in the world. The ARC is out flittering in limited edition toward the people who may or may not read it. Not that I like being pregnant, particularly, but I feel in the same state of mind as when I'm about six months gravid: anxious, thrilled, deeply ambivalent, mildly insane. You want so badly for yo... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.63 · 27,354 ratings · 4,553 reviews · 19 distinct works · Similar authors
The Monsters of Templeton
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Arcadia
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 11,393 ratings — published 2012 — 22 editions
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Delicate Edible Birds and O...
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Fates and Furies
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The Masters Review: 2012
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Savages
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Eighty-Nine Pounds
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Above And Below
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“In the end, fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies.”
Lauren Groff

“When I was small and easily wounded books were my carapace. If I were recalled to my hurts in the middle of a book they somehow mattered less. My corporeal life was slight the dazzling one in my head was what really mattered. Returning to books was coming home.”
Lauren Groff, The Monsters of Templeton

“Depressing thought: my friends were the girls I ate lunch with, all buddies from kindergarten who knew one another so well we weren't sure if we even liked one another anymore.”
Lauren Groff, Delicate Edible Birds and Other Stories

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