Lauren Groff is the 2020 Zale-Kimmerling writer-in-residence. Originally scheduled to come to campus in March 2020, her visit has been rescheduled for November 17, 2020.
Lauren Groff is the author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, shortlisted for the Orange Prize for New Writers, Delicate Edible Birds, a collection of stories, and Arcadia, a New York Times Notable Book, winner of the Medici Book Club Prize, and finalist for the L.A. Times Book Award. Her third novel, Fates and Furies, was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Kirkus Award. It won the 2015 American Booksellers’ Association Indies’ Choice Award for Fiction, was a New York Times Notable book and Bestseller, Amazon’s #1 book of 2015, and on over two dozen best-of 2015 lists. Her most recent collection of stories,Florida, was nominated for the 2018 National Book Award. In 2017, she was named by GrantaMagazine as one of the Best of Young American Novelists of her generation. In 2018, she received a Guggenheim fellowship in Fiction. She lives in Gainesville, Florida with her husband, two sons, and dog.
The Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence Program brings renowned woman writers to the Tulane campus. Coordinated through the Newcomb Institute, the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program was established by Dana Zale Gerard, NC ‘85, and made possible by an annual gift from the M.B. and Edna Zale Foundation of Dallas, Texas. Since 2006, the program has been generously supported by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers. In 2010, the program became fully endowed through a gift from Martha McCarty Kimmerling, NC’63, and known as the Zale-Kimmerling Writer-in-Residence program.