The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!
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Lauren Groff talks about her new novel,
Fates and Furies, the life of creative people and those who love them, and why she’s grateful to anyone who reads books. ...more
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Anyone who knows Lauren Groff’s fiction would not be surprised to find that as a child in upstate New York her favorite stories were Brothers Grimm fairy tales, and by her teens she was determined to be a writer. After completing her MFA at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she worked odd jobs that allowed her hours […]