New York Times bestselling author Lauren Groff will discuss her new novel Matrix, with UEA alum and author of The Shore, Sara Taylor. Thoroughly modern in the writing, historically exacting in the detail, and fresh and feminist in its bones, Matrix tells the story of Marie de France, a queer woman who attempts to wield power in medieval Europe despite not fitting the gender ideals of the era.
Lauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of six books of fiction including Fates and Furies, the Guardian’s ‘most talked about novel’ of 2015. She has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, the Pushcart Prize and the Story Prize, and was twice a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction. Lauren’s most recent novel, Matrix, is a defiant and timely exploration of the raw power of female creativity in a corrupted world. She lives in Florida, USA.
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‘She is an example of writers who can do everything – dialogue, structure, the throb and hum of inner life – so brilliantly.’Esquire UK