In her lectures, Groff captivates audiences with thoughtful reflections on the writing craft and discussion of the influences and inspiration behind her bestselling works.
Fates and Furies was a New York Times bestseller, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Amazon’s #1 Best Book of the Year in 2015. It is an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception, and has garnered tremendous critical acclaim. Her followup book, Florida, was similarly acclaimed and was nominated for the 2018 National Book Award and won the prestigious annual Story Prize. She also edited a collection of stories by author Nancy Hale entitled Where the Light Falls, bringing a forgotten master of the short story back into the literary conversation.
Groff’s work has appeared in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Atlantic, and in several of The Best American Short Stories anthologies. Groff’s fiction has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the Medici Book Club Prize, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize. She has also been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Groff graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin Madison. She lives in Gainsville, Florida with her husband and two sons.
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