Lauren Groff

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in Cooperstown, New York, The United States


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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.

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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 your Read more of this blog post »
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“In the end, fiction is the craft of telling truth through lies.”
Lauren Groff

“Great swaths of her life were white space to her husband. What she did not tell him balanced neatly with what she did. Still, there are untruths made of words and untruths made of silences, and Mathilde had only ever lied to Lotto in what she never said.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies

“Paradox of marriage: you can never know someone entirely; you do know someone entirely.”
Lauren Groff, Fates and Furies


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