Award-winning US novelist Lauren Groff will give a master class for our students on Saturday, 25 February 2023 from 17:30 to 19:00 at Huis de Pinto, Sint Antoniesbreestraat 69, 1011 HB Amsterdam (see map) with drinks and bites afterward.

Lauren is the author of four novels and two short story collections. Her work has appeared regularly in The New Yorker and The Atlantic and Granta named her among the Best of Young American Novelists. She is the winner of The Story Prize, the ABA Indies’ Choice Award, and France’s Grand Prix de l’Héroïne among other honors.

Lauren will be digging into craft and process with director Sarah Carriger. Come armed with your questions.

You can purchase copies of her books in English or in Dutch, as well as in ebook and paperback formats, from most major retailers. If you’re based in Amsterdam, check with Athenaeum Boekhandel or the American Book Center.



Lauren Groff is the author of six books of fiction. She is a three time finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction (for Matrix, Florida and Fates and Furies) and twice for the Kirkus Prize. Lauren’s work has also been shortlisted for the National Book Critics Circle Prize, the Southern Book Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Prize. She has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages. While normally found in Gainesville, Florida, this spring Lauren will be a Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin.

Sarah Carriger is the director of the International Writers’ Collective and teaches Level IV courses. She was a teacher with the Writers Studio NYC from 2011-2017 and also served as director of the Amsterdam branch. She is formerly a visiting professor in science communication at IE University in Madrid and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English Literature from Stanford University.



In this series, working writers talk tips, tricks and techniques with a focus on a single novel or collection. The classes are conducted in an interview format with plenty of room for questions. Check out our podcast archive to listen to recordings of previous Master Classes with writers such as A.M. Homes, winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction; Kristen Roupenian, author of the viral short story “Cat Person”; and Jennifer Clement, PEN International president.

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