Lauren Groff will read from her new novel The Vaster Wilds, followed by an on-stage conversation writer/editor Maggie Galehouse. The evening will conclude with a book sale and signing. The event is presented as part of the 2023/2024 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series.
According to The Washington Post, “Even from her impossibly high starting point, LAUREN GROFF just keeps getting better and better.” Groff’s New York Times bestselling novels Fates and Furies and Matrix were National Book Award finalists and included among President Barack Obama’s “Favorite Books of the Year.” About Matrix, Emma Donoghue writes, “A thrillingly vivid, adventurous story about women and power that will blow readers’ minds. Left me gasping.” Groff’s work has been translated into more than 30 languages, and she is recipient of the Story Prize, the ABA Indies’ Choice Award, and France’s Grand Prix de l’Héroïne. Her other titles include Florida, Arcadia, Delicate Edible Birds, and The Monsters of Templeton.
She joins us to read from and talk about her new novel The Vaster Wilds, the exhilarating story of a young girl who escapes from her colonial settlement and makes her way alone in the wilderness. According to a Publishers Weekly starred review, “Groff builds and maintains suspense on multiple levels, while offering an unflinching portrayal of her heroine’s desperation and will to survive.” Groff was named one of Granta’s Best Young American Novelists and lives in Gainesville, Florida.
MAGGIE GALEHOUSE is an award-winning local writer, editor, and researcher. She was the former book editor at the Houston Chronicle, and she has reported on education, crime, and business for a variety of newspapers. She currently works as a Program Director in the Communications Department at MD Anderson Cancer Center.