Lauren Groff, Author of Fates and Furies and Delicate Edible Birds
Monday, February 20, 2017
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Single tickets for this lecture start at $15. Tickets are are available online and over the phone at 412.622.8866. Please note that we are sold out of most reserved seats for this lecture, but general admission seating on the 2nd Balcony is still available.
Sponsored by University of Pittsburgh Press
Best known for her literary masterpiece, Fates and Furies, Lauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of two additional novels, The Monsters of Templeton and Arcadia as well as the celebrated short-story collection Delicate Edible Birds. She graduated from Amherst College and has an MFA in fiction from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Fates and Furies was named a finalist for the 2015 National Book Award and shortlisted for the 2015 Kirkus Prize. It was also selected as Amazon’s #1 Best Book of the Year for 2015. It is an exhilarating novel about marriage, creativity, art, and perception, and has garnered tremendous critical acclaim.
Groff’s work has appeared in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker, Harper’s, and The Atlantic, and in several of the annual 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, and has been shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers and a finalist for the L.A. Times Book Prize.
Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Groff’s books before and after the lecture.
More about Lauren Groff:
- Lauren Groff’s website
- The New York Times Review of Fates and Furies
- Morning Edition interview: Lauren Groff Used ‘Fates And Furies’ To Bring ‘Feminine Rage’ Into Light
- Lauren Groff introduces Fates & Furies at University Book Store
Made Possible by the Drue Heinz Trust