An Evening With Nicole Krauss with Lauren Groff

Event starts Monday, November 16 at 8 p.m. Book purchase required for admittance to this program; click here to purchase. Comprising 10 short stories, Nicole Krauss’ To Be A Man […]


An Evening With Nicole Krauss with Lauren Groff

Authors:Lauren Groff , Nicole Krauss


Event starts Monday, November 16 at 8 p.m.

Book purchase required for admittance to this program; click here to purchase.

Comprising 10 short stories, Nicole KraussTo Be A Man explores what it means to be a man and to be a woman in a relationship and beyond, a collection of tales deemed “spectacular” by Publishers Weekly. Her partner in conversation is Lauren Groff, author of Florida, a collection of short stories rich with memorable characters whose gravitational centers are informed by the landscape, climate, history, and mindset of the Sunshine State.

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Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the short story collection Delicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, along with five Best American Short Stories anthologies. In Florida (Riverhead Books), a collection of short stories, Groff brings the reader into a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce — yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still emotional and psychological. The stories span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind —is their gravitational center. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. We meet a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and a recurring character—a steely and conflicted wife and mother. Groff writes about loneliness, rage, family, the passage of time and the moments of pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury, that make us alive. The New Yorker called it “Gorgeously weird and limber.”

Nicole Krauss

Nicole Krauss is the National Book Award Finalist and New York Times bestselling author of The History of Love, Forest Dark, Great House, and Man Walks Into a Room. Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, and The Best American Short Stories. She is currently the inaugural writer-in-residence at Columbia University’s Mind, Brain, and Behavior Institute. In To Be a Man (Harper), a collection of short fiction, Nicole Krauss explores what it is to be a man and what it is to be a woman in a relationship and beyond. Set in our contemporary moment, and moving across the globe from New York City to Tel Aviv, and from Switzerland to Japan and South America, To Be a Man illuminates with an unwavering light the forces driving human existence: sex, power, violence, passion, self-discovery, growing older. Publishers Weekly, said “This triumphant first collection from Nicole Krauss crisscrosses the globe in 10 ambitious stories written over two decades that wrestle with sexuality, desire, and human connection…. This is a spectacular book.”

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