Our judge this year is the lovely and talented, Lauren Groff. Her third book, Arcadia, hit shelves today. Richard Russo, Pulitzer prize-winning author of Empire Falls, had this to say about her book, “Richly peopled and ambitious and oh, so lovely, Lauren Groff’s Arcadia is one of the most moving and satisfying novels I’ve read in a long time. It’s not possible to write any better without showing off.”
Congratulations to Lauren on what we’re sure is going to be a shining success.