Lauren Groff is the author of a short-story collection, Delicate Edible Birds, and three novels, including Arcadia (2012) and Fates and Furies (2015). Her work has appeared in magazines and journals such as the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Tin House, and One Story, as well as anthologies including The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses, PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories, and four editions of Best American Short Stories. Her latest essay, “Machado de Assis at the Rio Olympics,” appeared in the Winter 2017 issue of the SR. We asked her about working across genres, navigating place and scene, and her love for Tristram Shandy.
SR: You’re primarily a fiction writer. How do your process and approach differ when you turn your hand to nonfiction, as ...