The New York State Writers Institute will be hosting Lauren Groff on Tuesday, March 27 at 8:00 PM. Lauren Groff (no, not the guy from Troy!) will be signing and reading from her new novel Arcadia, the story of an upstate New York Utopian community that falls apart. In advance praise, novelist Richard Russo said, “Arcadia is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I’ve read in a long time. It is not possible to write any better without showing off.” The prize-winning author of numerous short stories, Groff also published the story collection Delicate Edible Birds in 2009.
Lauren Groff’s first novel was the surprise bestseller, The Monsters of Templeton, the story of a graduate student of archaeology who digs up dark secrets in Templeton, a stand-in for her hometown—Cooperstown, New York. A New York Times and Booksense bestseller, the novel was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers.