Lauren Groff Master Class Recording

New York Times-bestselling author Lauren Groff gave a master class for our students on 25 February 2023 at Huis de Pinto in Amsterdam. You can listen to the interview portion of the class below, or it is also available as a podcast from the services below and from and our own feed.

The class focused on several stories from Lauren’s award-winning collection Florida and touched on her latest novel Matrix, as well as addressing general issues of craft and process related to both the short story and novel forms. Some of the specific topics covered in conversation with our director Sarah Carriger included:

  • Lauren’s unusual approach to revision
  • some of her favourite writing exercises
  • advantages of the third-person narrator
  • negotiating the line between art and life
  • finding inspiration at the hardware store and other unlikely places
  • using the short story as training for the novel
  • her best advice for beginning writers

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 in their once-a-decade list of 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.

A special thank you to the John Adams Institute and Lauren’s Dutch publisher De Bezige Bij for helping to make her visit possible.

Copyright © 2023 Lauren Groff & International Writers’ Collective

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12 June 2023

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