2024 Festival:
October 21–27

61. Lauren Groff in Conversation

61. Lauren Groff in Conversation

Speaking about her multi-award winning novel, Matrix, Lauren Groff’s visit to the 2021 Festival was electric, humorous, and insightful. All the more reason to be excited by this intimate event with the three-time National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller discussing her latest book, The Vaster Wilds. Here is a work of raw and prophetic power. A servant girl escapes from a colonial settlement in the wilderness with nothing but a few possessions and her faith. Her story is both a thrilling adventure and a question of how to find a new way of living within the churn of colonialism. It asks, ultimately, how—and if—we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves. Lauren Groff is one of the greatest American writers working today. Join us for this exclusive conversation. Moderated by Alix Ohlin.

Event Participants:

Lauren Groff

LAUREN GROFF is a three-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of TempletonArcadiaFates and Furies, and Matrix, and the short story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. She has won the Story Prize and the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, and has been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. Groff’s work regularly appears in The New YorkerThe Atlantic, and elsewhere.

Alix Ohlin

ALIX OHLIN is the author of six books, including the novels Inside and Dual Citizens, which were both finalists for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. She chairs the creative writing program at the University of British Columbia.