Six Bridges Book Festival - Kevin Brockmeier and Lauren Groff

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These authors will appear virtually on the Zoom platform on Saturday, October 23, at 1 p.m. CST. Free registration is required.

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Kevin Brockmeier's The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories encourages readers to confront the timeless question: What comes after death? Here, in tales that are by turn scary, funny, philosophical, and touching, you’ll find that question sharpened, split, reconsidered—and met with a multitude of answers.

In Lauren Groff's Matrix, seventeen-year-old Marie de France is cast out of the royal court by Eleanor of Aquitaine, deemed too coarse and rough-hewn for marriage or courtly life. She is sent to England to be the new prioress of an impoverished abbey, its nuns on the brink of starvation and beset by disease. In this new life, Marie steadily supplants her desire for family, for her homeland, and for the passions of her youth with something new to her: devotion to her sisters and a conviction in her own divine visions.

Kevin Brockmeier, who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, is the author of eight books of fiction and one memoir. He teaches frequently at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has participated in the Festival each year since its inception.

Lauren Groff is a two-time National Book Award finalist and the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the short-story collections Delicate Edible Birds and Florida. Groff’s work regularly appears in the New Yorker, the Atlantic, and elsewhere, and she was named one of Granta’s 2017 Best Young American Novelists.


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Saturday, October 23, 2021 - 1:00pm
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The Ghost Variations: One Hundred Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9781524748838
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pantheon - March 9th, 2021

Matrix: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594634499
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - September 7th, 2021