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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.

194 Following   34,384 Followers   564 Tweets

Joined Twitter 3/11/15


Published today @PenguinBooks & @orbooks - 36 writers from across the globe, writing on the collision of the climat… https://t.co/mILsaWtceu
Retweeted by Lauren GroffThis is a massive scandal If you haven’t already, fill out 2020 census NOW. It takes 5 min, you can do online & f… https://t.co/UJxRT8UzNx
Retweeted by Lauren Groff(Still so pissed at swing-state Jill Stein voters I kicked over a rotten log on my forest run this morning to hex t… https://t.co/T328OnlivB @23StevieB @AnneJuliaPrice1 Please watch the video. He's a total embarrassment. AND the people who voted for him are. @sjd32 Aw, honey, look at you trying to shame me for saying what I did when your reading comprehension is so muddle… https://t.co/7B18q5NYzb @sjd32 I see reading comprehension and getting the point are both really hard for you. You can do better! @sjd32 obviously I went to get him, duh.My 9-year-old--who has spent the last fifteen nights in a tent in a backyard despite thunderstorms and torrential r… https://t.co/6h2B0xFu8GI'm actually nauseated. This obscene puffy idiotic baby-man has so humiliated our country we're not going to overco… https://t.co/IN5tyivp7w
8/4
2020
Laing's Funny Weather reminded me of this passage from Leonard Woolf's memoir Downhill All The Way, which may be a… https://t.co/XCI8ONRt1g @TheLincoln @NewDirections @GrantaBooks @wwnorton @MakennaGoodman1 @Milkweed_Books YES! Stories. And it's so good.Plus, @FreemanReads has edited an amazing anthology about climate change--out today!--called Tale of Two Planets. I… https://t.co/qtXsgARAnyI'll be in conversation with Makenna via @stillnorthbooks in Hanover on August 11th, and am so excited to talk abou… https://t.co/8llhVwGmIYIn case you want recommendations, here are recent books I've loved: --Hurricane Season, Fernanda Melchor… https://t.co/DQjUVazTrL
8/3
2020
@adrianartn I'm screaming. Look that that handwriting.And the Moomin books were the only ones (other than Calvin & Hobbes) that I was happy to reread endlessly when my k… https://t.co/u2FRmA4UTHAnd I was gobsmacked a few years ago to be asked to write the introduction to the brilliant, skewed collection of s… https://t.co/KARSof6EtRIf you haven't read it, THE SUMMER BOOK is one of the most moving and darkly funny books of all time. https://t.co/1BBxQs1YQXI have never been more excited for a film in my entire life. TOVE JANSSON! https://t.co/fipNKaE6O1
8/2
2020
Wow, so I guess putting all three branches of the Federal Government in the hands of Republicans--whose platform is… https://t.co/JLyMFOgIJQThis is Louis DeJoy. He is the huge Trump DONOR who Trump made the Postmaster General of the United States. He is t… https://t.co/EA4BXFEr8e
Retweeted by Lauren Groff
7/31
2020
Among the things it turns out I'm ok with losing are makeup, clothes without elasticized waists, showering, a clean… https://t.co/Xtv7fHfqrvOne Art, except instead of door keys, a mother's watch, and lovely cities, read democracy, the Arctic, and our collective damn minds.
7/30
2020
Dog Mountain in St. Johnsbury, VT. https://t.co/GzSscBRImQListen to @legroff read Flower Hunters from her novel, FLORIDA, on @storyboundpod! https://t.co/hZz5pCHMWh
Retweeted by Lauren Groff
7/29
2020
@SamueRitz Oh, lord, that is a great book, so glad you liked it too.Not the greatest conversationalist, but a pretty fun guy. https://t.co/0jcH6X8OMiServes us right. (Doffs hat, dances a jig on the sinking ship.)Had a dream I was eating pain au chocolat ice cream, and it was extraordinary, shot through with molten dark chocol… https://t.co/kcjlFen4vqShe's one of these idiotic neurasthenics, neurotics, or whatever you call them. She say she's frightened of life, I ask you.
Retweeted by Lauren Groff
7/27
2020
Of course you want to go to a party where we talk about short stories and Florida and Laura's incredible book. Some… https://t.co/4E0FSGUdnzWhich is not to say it's perfect, it's immensely flawed, but I think airtight books can't even come close to perfec… https://t.co/4hmMFJkUw8I tried to chase off a deep blue day with a hammock and dog and book, and it worked because the book was Henry Gre… https://t.co/8jcHBXp2Bn
7/26
2020
@Angeliska https://t.co/ZSDzoCgbDvSo, I had to log in to say: thank you for trusting me, but please no more pages: the window of time I had was finis… https://t.co/GHuuovl4jQ @God_Incarnate Golfing.The boys are back and clamoring for lunch, I have to catch up on some one-pagers, and then I'm off the internet for… https://t.co/BcIlt4J4Pr @CeciliaMilanes My knowledge is limited pretty much to my own agent, but I'll DM you what I know... @JessicaFKane Thanks, JFK @mdermansky Ah, thanks Marcy! xo @CeciliaMilanes Thanks, lovely! @marissagawel Do it! this handle at gmail. @hjonesanderson I LOVE ARTHUR! @MakennaGoodman1 Thanks, Makenna! I gobbled up your book, am mad for it, and cannot wait to talk to you about it. @DinoSpots YES. I will die for Le Pen pens; they're fine, but they slow down your writing to the point where your t… https://t.co/cdiMrOffb4 @MancusoNR Oh, Nick, I feel as though you know as well as I do. Honestly--sometimes if I'm stuck I take a page from… https://t.co/AMy1cmw1Bs @ToddSummar Oh my gosh, please send Ken and you love redoubled. Be well, buddy. @caroledgarian Thanks, Carol! @TanyaZilinskas Do it! I have a half an hour left. @AP10k Ah, thank you, Amanda! I so hear you about the feral-ness. There's something liberating in it. @TaylorSuing @Habbo Happy birthday! @LynseyMay Sorry, lol, writing too fast, I see it. @LynseyMay What can I do for you, Lynsey? @HannahSeidlitz I LOVE FOXES, THANK YOU! @DuhShwaZee Gemma, absolutely. This handle at gmail. @KellyJMedley I LOVE Florida fiction. Try Mostly Dead Things by Kristen Arnett, Shadow Country by Mattheissen, The… https://t.co/SvqgjJR2MJ @ge_summers Please! this handle at gmail. xo @faizaz My translator Carine Chichereau is the greatest of humans, and will do it swiftly! @HannahSeidlitz Hannah, absolutely. I believe in your heart and your work and your brilliant brain, and know we wil… https://t.co/fqB6emKM5K @Journalgirl Renee, I'd love to send a Florida pic. This is Elizabeth Bishop's house in Key West. Good luck! https://t.co/YlVLKoaCkM @LynseyMay My kids are outside, working hard, and I have 45 minute left and I'd love to do it! If you want to email… https://t.co/H1RcJGxEVx @annycrane Thanks so much, Anny! And thanks to your husband, too. @chayab77 You gorgeous soul. It's playing right now, and it helps a lot. Thank you. @faizaz I hope next year, yeeeee. Thank you. @JanetClare1 Email? legroff at gmail. @adrianartn Thank you! @dotdotdeet You're lovely. I am doing it right now. xo @AmandaLeduc Happy birthday, Amanda! @katevogl Kate! Thank you. Literary fiction is about long silences in which you sit and try, thinking nothing is ha… https://t.co/uhBtpPau2J @hjonesanderson I totally get pregnancy anxiety. I had it too. But keep trying, Hannah. There's a place in the worl… https://t.co/6DWTpSzGzw @Smendley I love Kristen! Have you read Shadow Country by Peter Mattheissen? Or The Yearling by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings? @KLdelaFuente Thank you! Be as kind as possible to yourself during early drafts. You're a flawed human, your work i… https://t.co/FEhr8FHqyi @JanetClare1 Absolutely! @notbangalore https://t.co/jYvk0bmzhUI can't pay off your college debt (I write literary fiction, lol), but if you need a coffee or glass of wine today,… https://t.co/u5orCAVONhNow they're doing chores and I have an hour. If you need a a small favor, I'd fill me with gladness to do it. Tell… https://t.co/1oYFryjMsjStrange to celebrate a birthday these days, but my kids brought breakfast in bed, made a clever treasure hunt/hike… https://t.co/atvP57ULob
7/23
2020
@immunetoboredom @TedYoho Real abuser language coming out of Yoho's mouth.Gainesville, if you believe @TedYoho should not represent us after he called AOC a "fucking bitch," then tried to j… https://t.co/8gNxehoJMtKarens getting defensive about the sobriquet Karen is the most Karen thing of supremely Karen 2020. @eileenocon I think this is a wild overreaction. Goodbye! @WriteLeungWrite Love you, B. @eileenocon A gentle suggestion: instead of getting upset at the relatively benign and lighthearted moniker of Kare… https://t.co/E7t9ggThcP @eileenocon This article supports what I said. @WriteLeungWrite Lol, whoops! I'm fired up! @eileenocon @TedYoho Karen hasn't been appropriated by men as an acceptable euphemism for bitch. It is metonymy for… https://t.co/MZqa9lJ17c @WriteLeungWrite Also, I am quite literally Ted Yoho's boss. I get to decide if he gets to keep his job. @eileenocon @TedYoho I have no idea what this question means. @WriteLeungWrite He said this to a coworker; this is a fireable offense in nearly every field. Imagine if you said… https://t.co/jfIUgPhGGM(oh christ on a stick of all times for my sticky t on the keyboard to act up, I do know how to spell constituent. I… https://t.co/DbTw2oh5XQDear @TedYoho You are have shamed Florida. You verbally assaulted a coworker with a misogynistic slur. You have re… https://t.co/WmfkQI4bbJ
7/22
2020
They apparently told their grandparents what they imagined my kid-free life to be, and it was, "French movies, selt… https://t.co/tgg3omRfgg(Two days in a row, baby!) https://t.co/zlh855rD0w
7/21
2020
Look, buddies, let's all rub baking ingredients all over our bodies so that we don't offend others by smelling human.One thing this terrible time has taught me is that the only natural deodorant that works is the jug of hand sanitiz… https://t.co/iNwD5C2HrA @turbosexy Ah, you're so lovely. @MakennaGoodman1 Great! Thank you! (Also, lol) @MakennaGoodman1 Makenna! I can't wait! (But I still haven't gotten your book, and am getting anxious--do you have a PDF? or galley?)FYI https://t.co/j8kuu9wUfA via @Harpers @KeraBolonik @shorterstory And those who didn't, didn't tell, win-win.
7/20
2020

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