Following the phenomenal success of her last novel, Fates and Furies
(Obama's favourite novel of 2015!), Lauren's new collection revolves around her adopted home state of Florida.
'A damp, dense tangle. An Eden of dangerous things.'
An absorbing and electrifying tapestry, the stories in Florida form a portrait of the state: its climate, landscape, history, and, most importantly, its people. Storms, snakes and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional and psychological nature.
'Taken together, the stories have the feel of autobiography, although, as in a Salvador Dali painting, their emotional disclosures are encrypted in phantasmagoria.' -New Yorker
'It's beautiful. Its giving me rich, grand nightmares.' -Eva Wiseman, Observer
Please join us for what promises to be one of the most talked-about literary events of the year.