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Lauren Groff - ‘Matrix‘


Lauren Groff's new novel, Matrix, her first since Fates and Furies, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world. Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies. https://laurengroff.com/ 


16 Sep 2021

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Episode 121: Lauren Groff

The Maris Review

Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and The New York Times–bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. Her latest novel is called Matrix.This episode is brought to you by the House of CHANEL, creator of the iconic J12 sports watch. Always in motion, the J12 travels through time without ever losing its identity.Join New York Times #1 best-selling author George Saunders in conversation with author and professor Imani Perry for Humanities New York’s third annual History and the American Imagination benefit. The live discussion will take place online on October 5th at 7 PM EASTERN. Purchase your tickets at humanitiesny.org and use code MARISREVIEW for half off membership tickets.Recommended Reading:Something New Under the Sun by Alexandra KleemanDear Memory by Victoria ChangHow To Wrestle a Girl by Venita BlackburnHarrow by Joy Williams Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Sep 2021

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Having Fun with Your Writing & Getting Out of Your Own Way - Lauren Groff

The Shit No One Tells You About Writing

In today's Books with Hooks, Carly and CeCe discuss thinking of your query letter as real estate with curb appeal; considering what you’re providing for the reader’s sake vs what you’re providing for the character’s sake; being clear with memoir with regards to what you’re working towards as a climax; memoir needing to have a sub-genre; immersing a reader in scene instead of giving a round-up of feelings; and the problem with presenting a character just to immediately kill them off.After which Bianca chats with award-winning novelist, Lauren Groff, about avoiding perfectionism; laying the groundwork for inspiration; how dialogue should complicate what’s happening on the page and deal with power structures; dealing with characters’ emotionality; how historical fiction has the past speak into the present day; how good art is trying to speak as truthfully as possible; how omniscient POV is the most fun you can have; and how fiction is the art of sculpting time through words.

1hr 6mins

16 Sep 2021

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Talking Volumes: Lauren Groff on 'Matrix'

MPR News with Kerri Miller

Host Kerri Miller kicks off the fall season of Talking Volumes with a conversation with novelist Lauren Groff, whose latest book is “Matrix.”

1hr 4mins

15 Sep 2021

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Lauren Groff, MATRIX: A Novel

Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Lauren Groff, the award-winning author of Florida, joins Zibby to talk about her latest novel, Matrix, which was inspired by the often overlooked medieval female poet, Marie de France. Lauren shares why she wanted to discuss contemporary issues through a historical lens, why her novels often go through four or five very different iterations, and the number one tactic she uses to get out of her own way when writing.Purchase on Amazon or Bookshop.Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WqdSL6Bookshop: https://bit.ly/3kl8alCSee acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


8 Sep 2021

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Author Lauren Groff on the Trips That Have Inspired Her Books

Women Who Travel

Lauren Groff's name has been thrown around a number of times on this podcast as the author of some of our favorite books to read on vacation. Her latest, Matrix, is out this week—and was one of our most anticipated releases of the year. It's the fictional retelling of the life of Marie de France, a historical figure from the 12th century with no known backstory to speak of. In the lead up to actually writing the novel, Groff took a trip to live with Benedictine nuns in Connecticut to get a sense of abbey life. In fact, many of her novels and short stories have been birthed from family vacations, research trips, and even her honeymoon. We sat down with the Gainesville, Florida–based writer to learn more about her travels, writing process, and what books she's excited to read this year. Find a transcriptions and links to Lauren's reading suggestions here: https://www.cntraveler.com/story/author-lauren-groff-on-the-trips-that-have-inspired-her-books-women-who-travel-podcastFollow Lauren: @legroffFollow Lale: @lalehannahFollow Meredith: @ohheytheremereFollow Women Who Travel: @WomenWhoTravel All products featured on Condé Nast Traveler are independently selected by our editors. If you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices


8 Sep 2021

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Lauren Groff on MATRIX

Poured Over

A new book from Lauren Groff is always a hit with us, from her early novels, The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia, to her massive 2015 bestseller, Fates and Furies, and her story collections, Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. We can’t get enough of her gorgeous sentences, evocative details, and the worlds she conjures. We’ll follow Lauren anywhere, and now that includes a 12th Century Abbey; her fabulous new novel, Matrix, is out today, and it’s our September Barnes & Noble Book Club selection. Lauren joins us on the show to talk about how the past and present collide in Matrix, her love of research, the joy of reading, and more. Featured books: Matrix by Lauren Groff, Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen, Middlemarch by George Elliott and Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. Featured poets and writers: Emily Dickinson, Anne Carson, James Salter, Dennis Johnson, Grace Paley and Alice Munro. Produced/Hosted by Miwa Messer and engineered by Harry Liang. Follow us here for new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday.


7 Sep 2021

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Lauren Groff

Wheels Off with Rhett Miller

Author Lauren Groff joins Rhett from her home in Gainesville, FL. to talk about her creative process, facing her fears through writing, and how she handles the pressure of publishing her work. Lauren explains what she learns from reading poetry, what it means to ‘allow failure’ into your writing, and why index cards are one of her go-to writing tools.See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


16 Mar 2021

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Lauren Groff Reads “The Wind”

The New Yorker: The Writer's Voice - New Fiction from The New Yorker

Lauren Groff reads her story from the February 1, 2021, issue of the magazine. Groff has published three novels, including “Arcadia,” in 2012, and “Fates and Furies,” in 2015. Her second story collection, “Florida,” won the Story Prize in 2018. 


26 Jan 2021

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THE MIDNIGHT ZONE by Lauren Groff - Book discussion

Book Discussions

Book discussion in English about the short story 'The Midnight Zone' written by Lauren Groff, published on The New Yorker and included in her book 'Florida'.Literary event organized for free by Ciervo Blanco Book Club.http://ciervoblanco.clubSunday May 31st 2020. Software: Zoom Pro.

1hr 35mins

2 Jun 2020