Lauren Groff

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Lauren Groff on Violence and Masculinity

Your novella “What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?” opens as a boy is floating on his back in a pond. We gradually come to learn that he’s part of a wealthy extended family gathering for the summer at the family’s estate in New Hampshire. When did this character, Chip, first come to you?
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Lauren Groff is a Bingham Visiting Writer

Writing fiction cannot replace activism, but it can shine a light on problems that demand action, author Lauren Groff told students Wednesday. Paraphrasing the poet William Carlos Williams, Groff noted that although literature cannot save lives, it is still crucial to humanity: “Poetry has never saved a life, but men die every day for lack of it,” she said.
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Lauren Groff Reads “The Wind”

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.
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Lauren Groff on the Aftershocks of Violence

Your story in this week’s issue, “The Wind,” is about a mother, Ruby, and her three children fleeing a violent husband and father. When did you first start thinking about this scenario?. A few decades ago, in a ratty booth at some bar in Philadelphia, a person I didn’t know...