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Photo courtesy Lauren Groff

Writer, Gainesville, Florida

Ellen Maria Gorrissen Fellow - Class of Spring 2023


Lauren Groff is the author of six works of fiction, including her most recent novel MATRIX (Riverhead, 2021). She completed her BA at Amherst College and MFA at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her work has won The Story Prize, the ABA Indies’ Choice Award, and France’s Grand Prix de l’Héroïne. Groff was a three-time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and twice for the Kirkus Prize, and was shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Prize, Southern Book Prize, and Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Her work has been supported by fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and she was named one of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

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