Lauren Groff Finds Joy in Bending Time

May 3, 2021

At the New Yorker, Lauren Groff discusses her new novella, What’s the Time, Mr. Wolf?, and how allowing herself to play with time breathed new life into the story. “Time is the subject and material of fiction,” Groff says, “and playing with time—pleating it, bending it, cutting it—is one of the great joys of writing. In any event, I tend to speed up when I want temporal texture and a change in momentum.”

Image credit: Ryan Hyde

is a writer and illustrator. She is the author of two illustrated books, Last Night's Reading (Penguin Books, 2015) and Sanpaku (Archaia 2018).

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