Book Review “The deepest satisfaction gained by reading “Furies” after “Fates” lies less in admiring how tidily the puzzle pieces snap together — though they do — than in experiencing one’s own kaleidoscopic shift of emotions and concerns. .” "Lauren Groff's 'Fates and Furies'’ The New York Times Sunday Book Review, Robin Black, September 8, 2015
Lauren Groff was born July 23, 1978 in Cooperstown, New York. She earned a BA from Amherst College and a MFA in Fiction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a novelist and short story writer, Her work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, and Ploughshares. She is the author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, (2008), Arcadia (2012) and Fates and Furies (2015). Fates and Furies was nominated for the 2015 National Book Award for Fiction, Arcadia was recognized by The New York Times, The Washington Port , NPR and others as one of The Best Books of 2012. Her first novel, The Monsters of Templeton debuted on the New York Times bestseller list.
She is married with two children and lives in Gainesville, Florida.
Author Quotes: "I'm always suspicious of the urge to minimize or simplify a person to a single character trait or category, which is something that we do to strangers every day. Our hearts are complex and are made exponentially even more complicated when our brains are in the mix, and there is no such thing as a perfectly good or perfectly bad person. There's a little beast in all of us." Lauren Groff
National Book Foundation interview with Tracy O'Neill.
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Lauren Groff introduces Fates and Furies at the University Book Store - Seattle