Prize-winning writer Lauren Groff never imagined she would move to Florida, and, once she had, never expected to stay. But she has, and her adopted state is the muse of her acclaimed short-story collection, “Florida,” which was nominated for the 2018 National Book Award for fiction. Groff, who also won a Guggenheim Fellowship this year, will migrate north to colder climes this winter to work on a novel as a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study in Cambridge. She’ll speak at 4 p.m. at the Knafel Center on March 13.
BOOKS: What are you reading currently?
GROFF: I’m in the midst of this tetralogy by Yukio Mishima, “The Sea of Fertility.” I read the first book, “Spring Snow.” It’s incredibly romantic and strange. I also just started a recent Granta, and Anne Carson has a piece in it. I think she’s a genius.
BOOKS: Are you partial to series?