Lauren Grodstein is the author of four novels, including the New York Times bestseller A Friend of the Family and the Washington Post Book of the Year The Explanation for Everything.  Her latest novel,  Our Short History, was published by Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill in March, 2017.


Lauren’s work has been translated into French, Turkish, German, Hebrew, and other languages, and her essays and reviews have been widely published.  She directs the MFA Program at Rutgers University-Camden and lives in New Jersey with her husband, children, and dogs.  If you write to her at she’ll write you back pretty quickly.  

Lauren is also happy to talk to or visit your book club. Don't hesitate to get in touch.