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Lauren Groff @legroff Gainesville, FL

Author of 5 books, including National Book Award Finalists FATES AND FURIES (novel) and FLORIDA (story collection). She/her @riverheadbooks.

181 Following   31,059 Followers   156 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/11/15


@Benjamin_Percy I generally listen to things I’ve already read—Mavis Gallant, William Trevor, Alice Munro—where the… https://t.co/RVM5nR2VFD @knittymag Thank you!One thing I’m immensely grateful for this year is discovering how listening to the audio version of short stories d… https://t.co/ZjtqYInqn7 @nrmnp It means everything! Thank you.Milosz, with the knife in the heart. https://t.co/JK2Of2uAxK
12/12
2019
Grace Paley is my highest model in both literature and activism. Sometimes when I need to be very tough but also ki… https://t.co/CtepltT2ce
12/11
2019
The Arctic may have just crossed a key threshold, per @NOAA - permafrost is melting and releasing more than a billi… https://t.co/KsXY1fHSn5
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12/10
2019
The problem with literary manifestos is that they almost always conflate obvious personal aesthetic preferences wit… https://t.co/ElpAQBMaPc
12/8
2019
This book is incredible—sharp, searching, intelligent. Not a shock because @cathyparkhong is one of our greatest po… https://t.co/luiydN8NPtOh, look, another picture of 2019. https://t.co/X4K82MrNgn @hutchowen @LeelaCorman Also, October through May you can basically live outside here. This town has extraordinary… https://t.co/xJI60ebEPB @maghanmcd Come home! And be my friend! @hutchowen @LeelaCorman This is an amazing place; you do not need to live in Brooklyn to be an artist. Keep a low o… https://t.co/eAbuvvdyITWe have the Sequential Artists’ Workshop, run by my favorite people, @hutchowen and @LeelaCorman. We have have incr… https://t.co/5il7jTJoa1If you want a house with a pool, you can get one with a mortgage that’s the yearly rent for a tiny apartment in Queens (which I love).I say this with ambivalence: On one hand, I want to protect the place I love from gentrification. On the other, I w… https://t.co/D6i7S3pBPJ
12/6
2019
@cintiandrade Solidarity, sister. @MerchantofVen13 Justice for Ugolino! The poor man was locked in a tower, watched his children starve all around h… https://t.co/gXwaYPRjFy @gemmaweb @jamiattenberg I’m in love with Poppy. Olive’s a labradoodle but we groom her to look more like a waterdog.Look, I found a picture of 2019. https://t.co/y1k76FzJc3
12/4
2019
Olive and @jamiattenberg! https://t.co/jMW2eb7ACu @AField81 I was infuriated by the falseness of the argument—predicated on a a totally fabricated zero sum/capitalis… https://t.co/vytEO9lxZc @minjinlee11 ❤️❤️ @SarahHelm1 I definitely feel sad. But if I have done all the work—sat down every day in hope and gratitude—I feel… https://t.co/bHE4VQEbvK @thealephpress Don’t give up! @NndSen Sure. But my standards are pretty severe for my own work. Whatever makes one tick. @JoLendle Oh this is just lovely. Thank you! @hospitalobster My favorite! @Deborahapplet11 Thanks? I try not to let anything but good sentences into the world, though.
12/3
2019
@esmewang If we can’t meet awake, I love that we’re meeting in dreams! Dream me was right, dream you was brilliant and beautiful as ever.My mom makes me crack up. https://t.co/w6KWZx35kX @jeanninegroff Wow I really hope my dad and my husband aren’t related, Mom! Lol.It’s a hard year on so many levels, but the work was my quiet and faithful friend, and that is more than enough.There are years of abundance and years when you have to work doggedly just to feed your brain alone, and I think mo… https://t.co/i5FyNDbq3PThere are some years when I sit down to write every day and I create almost nothing that’s worthy of being publishe… https://t.co/eVkqWqUVnD
12/2
2019
@cveladota “My MoMa mommy muumuu,” she murmured. @blgtylr That says “I give up on the world of men forever and ever amen.”It was Violet and a different song but I got the point.Update: someone sang the Veruca Salt “I want it now” song from Willie Wonka to me at the grocery store, the one whe… https://t.co/0EWeR3sx2F @TheBitchBot I mean this in the very best way: this is the most genderless and sexless garment I have ever seen. @surlybassey Kaitlyn, I have no idea why we waited so long, this is true liberation.It’s a giant blue sack with pockets, what’s not to love.I’m wearing this dress in public today (my favorite) and every time my husband sees it he asks quietly if I wouldn’… https://t.co/ovC6N03x2b
12/1
2019
Whoops, this is Tuesday! December 3rd. https://t.co/DKuHUx3eQL
11/30
2019
I am re-reading this book by @jamiattenberg in preparation for our Gainesville event on Wednesday and am being blow… https://t.co/ZEODbF755D
11/29
2019
@Lvandenberg Or a Leo to stop being so incredible. @Darinstrauss My kids do! @KimLynCragg https://t.co/t618iZCivm Pretty sure this was it! @likaluca Pretty sure it was this! https://t.co/t618iZCivm So worth every penny. (Happy 40th!)Or you can just escape. Last year we went to Mexico City and did a four-hour vegetarian taco tour and it was withou… https://t.co/6a894l2sT1I, too, dislike Thanksgiving. The long hideous tail of colonialism! Bland starches! Racist uncles! But. If you’re l… https://t.co/myfzKhOpq9
11/27
2019
@pauletteperhach Both brilliant ideas!I love this so much. Not least because the S-es look like F-s so it seems like all the old French feminists were ru… https://t.co/DccLj95pfl @xiankiefer @lynnsstrong @kvalk @mmpopkey @juliebuntin Ah I write all my shitty drafts by hand and unfortunately I’… https://t.co/q6WjyqusKm @andevers @elizmccracken I’d love one Ada Lovelace and a George Eliot please. @andevers Let’s do it! I think @elizmccracken would have excellent ideas for lady writer busts.Another idea: low-cost airport gyms with lockers and showers because I’d rather run on a treadmill than pace the fo… https://t.co/zKul5knR4jHere’s a billion dollar business idea for free*: snow clothing rentals for southern children who only need it for w… https://t.co/tRF2HYxzfy @HillaryKelly @lilykingbooks @colsonwhitehead @EmilyMandel 😍In short, AOC says not to trust Facebook and consider sitting them out for 2020 as they’re clearly sitting out thei… https://t.co/Ct74gBH0Ur
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11/26
2019
@GarthGreenwell Man, I’d love nothing better than to have a wild book club where we’d talk about both books (my con… https://t.co/M3pOHr9vTI
11/23
2019
I’ve read many great books this year, but if there is any 2019 book that will be a classic in 40 years (if humanity… https://t.co/2A5HQMgpFT
11/22
2019
@AdamParkhomenko Did someone say who is running against Kevin McCarthy? 👋 United States Air Force Retired. Reportin… https://t.co/1icyecutUu
Retweeted by Lauren GroffWe are fewer than $500 away from our fundraising goal today. Every gift is matched by a percentage of the bonus poo… https://t.co/E2cPnS78eEHELLO BEAUTIFUL(S). https://t.co/KJJLQzXGVR https://t.co/cj3IeaDB9fI am extremely proud to be a board member of @PPSENFL. We fight every day to provide excellent low cost healthcare… https://t.co/iI45TEFVlS
11/21
2019
Write like the ghosts of all the women in history who weren't allowed to write are standing next to you wondering w… https://t.co/JKtWy331ib
Retweeted by Lauren GroffMy husband just told me it was OK that members of our family had been struck flat with a stomach virus because, “It… https://t.co/5Mcn6pkM8m
11/20
2019
@williamcbrennan As of approximately two hours ago, you would have been right because I read it in college and was… https://t.co/SswO9eXCJkI would like to rip this book up with my eyeteeth and spit it in the eyes of my enemies, holy cow. https://t.co/sKYchjNt9a @Benjamin_Sloan_ Ok humor!LOL. https://t.co/tjrI0R7uPmRereading Anxiety of Influence and, my people, I have very strong feelings. (Why are new poets “ephebes”? I hate it… https://t.co/kRSs0Rw3ma⭐️ The word is out! @TomboloBooks is moving in right next door to Black Crow Coffee in Grand Central! It is truly t… https://t.co/a60AN8d9lH
Retweeted by Lauren GroffYou won't want to miss ALL THIS COULD BE YOURS author @jamiattenberg in conversation with @legroff, author of Fates… https://t.co/kATXb6TlY0
Retweeted by Lauren GroffGalleys are here! Coming in April from @penguinusa & @orbooks with pieces by @MargaretAtwood @legroffhttps://t.co/U4zcRv8InS
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11/18
2019
honk if you are: an accumulation of misremembered misperceptions something only you can’t know amateur fiction… https://t.co/xgGcWQYeDc
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11/15
2019
God save us all from the lady with the tiny sphincter mouth.W/r/t performative discomfort/being the object of scrutiny/attitude in:re babies/forced to breathe the air of the hoi polloi.I have a pseudoscientific hypothesis that people subtly telegraph their politics in the way they hold their mouths… https://t.co/vPGZJvCquf
11/13
2019
New government data shows US held an unprecedented 69,550 migrant children in custody over the past year. https://t.co/NosSVT9qOd
Retweeted by Lauren Groff @AbyssOfEyes For some reason it’s hard for you to believe that in my house, ideas are meant to be challenged and de… https://t.co/LcFRHzTD63 @StunningxBrave @AbyssOfEyes Friend, you would have benefited from being treated as though you were intelligent as a child. @AbyssOfEyes Yeah. I found that if you treat children like they’re idiots, they’ll be idiots. If you treat them lik… https://t.co/BX9GT7XHeU @AlisonOnTheElla Lol. My kids have been taught to analyze power structures and the way they’re codified in narrativ… https://t.co/ach6HJ4FE8
11/12
2019
@ambernoelle It was my proudest moment until it came clear that the 8 year old believed the animals somehow had bee… https://t.co/Q5wqJGFg0rMy boys’ critique of The Lion King was SCATHING because “lionesses, actually, are the hunters, and animals don’t ne… https://t.co/LzMRIivkxgAmerican billionaires: 607 Americans in poverty: 38M CEO/worker pay ratio: 278:1 Wealth of 3 richest Americans: $… https://t.co/sj2nvcKEfv
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11/11
2019
Inside every scared billionaire is a kid who cheated on his math tests and knows his teacher knows and is trying to… https://t.co/Hwjn1AhRd8I’m here for Warren making rich white men freak the fuck out. https://t.co/2wIa8eWcSVAnger on behalf of others is a good thing. It's a form of compassion. When Warren is angry, it's because vulnerable… https://t.co/6DSTMfBPKX
Retweeted by Lauren GroffRachel Cusk on Celia Paul and Cecily Brown is my absolute north. https://t.co/v0I0QzydqSThe application for Bread Loaf's Environmental Writers' Conference is live! Admissions are rolling & we expect this… https://t.co/EhD0Ksg4Bu
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11/7
2019
Boston! Tonight! We had so much fun last night; come after work and meet a magical Israeli writer. https://t.co/qM5Nszjn1ZToday: Locating Thoreau in a Changing Modern World @mastatelibrary; Zeruya Shalev w/ @legroff @BPLBoston;… https://t.co/jX0HOzKJrU
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11/6
2019
@andevers ❤️❤️❤️ @CatalystaKaze @BCDreyer Telegony!Twitter hellscape has shown me the best thing I can do for my little boys is to make sure they understand when they… https://t.co/LQ74d3iiLd @BCDreyer Off topic, but my mom dated Treat Williams in college and maybe this is the reason Hair gives me such strange feelings.Tomorrow, bestselling Israeli author #ZeruyaShalev launches her new novel #Pain at our Fort Greene store! @legroffhttps://t.co/Cfe04WpZ11
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11/4
2019

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