Photo credit: Sarah Landis

Photo credit: Sarah Landis

About Lauren Acampora

Lauren Acampora's debut collection of linked stories, The Wonder Garden, was published in May 2015 by Grove Atlantic. It was named a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection and an Indie Next selection, and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by Amazon and NPR. It won the GLCA New Writers Award, was a finalist for the New England Book Award, and was on the longlist for The Story Prize.

Lauren's short fiction has also appeared in publications such as The Paris ReviewMissouri ReviewPrairie SchoonerNew England ReviewAntioch Review, and Day One. She graduated from Brown University, earned an MFA at Brooklyn College, and has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, Writers OMI International Residency, and the Ragdale Foundation. Raised in Connecticut, Lauren now lives in Westchester County, New York, with her husband, artist Thomas Doyle, and their daughter.

Her first novel, The Paper Wasp, will be published by Grove Atlantic in Spring 2019.

Author Lauren Acampora talks about her debut collection, THE WONDER GARDEN, and how moving to the suburbs has affected her and her husband's creativity.