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2021/2022 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series

Inprint Lauren Groff Reading

Monday September 20, 2021 7:00 pm

This is a livestream reading and will be accessible from the Inprint website. Details on how to access the reading will be provided to season subscribers and to those who purchase $5 general admission tickets in their Eventbrite email receipts. 

EVENT DETAILS: Lauren Groff will give a brief reading from her new novel Matrix, followed by a conversation with Brenda Peynado, author of The Rock Eaters and Assistant Professor at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program. For more information on season subscriptions, click here.

BOOK DISCOUNTS: Our partners at Brazos Bookstore are offering a 10% discount on Matrix by Lauren Groff. To receive the discount, order your copy of Groff’s new book at www.brazosbookstore.com from now through September 22nd using the coupon code INPRINT.

LAUREN GROFF is “a writer of rare gifts” (The New York Times) whose books are “a master class in best lines” (NPR). Her second novel Fates and Furies, a New York Times Bestseller, was selected by President Obama as his “favorite book of 2015” and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Prize, and the Kirkus Prize. Named one of Granta’s “Best Young American Novelists,” Groff is also the author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia and the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. According to The Washington Post, “Even from her impossibly high starting point, Lauren Groff just keeps getting better and better.” Her writing has been featured in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and Harper’s, and she is the winner of the O.Henry Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and the Story Prize.

Groff joins us to read from and talk about her new novel Matrix, in which “transcendent prose and vividly described settings bring to life historic events, from the Crusades to the papal interdict of 1208. Groff has outdone herself with an accomplishment as radiant as Marie’s visions” (Publishers Weekly). Emily St. John Mandel calls Groff “a virtuoso,” and Emma Donoghue describes Matrix as “a thrillingly vivid, adventurous story about women and power that will blow readers’ minds. Left me gasping.” Groff was raised in Cooperstown, New York, and lives in Gainesville, Florida.

BRENDA PEYNADO is a Dominican American writer of fiction, nonfiction, and screenplays. She is the author of the short story collection The Rock Eaters, and her work has appeared in The Georgia Review, The Sun, The Southern Review, Kenyon ReviewPleiades, and elsewhere. Recently relocated from Orlando, Florida, Peynado teaches at the UH Creative Writing Program.