Laren Stover deconstructed the incandescence of Bohemians in Bohemian Manifesto, A Field Guide to Living on the Edge (Bulfinch, 2004). Her novel, Pluto, Animal Lover (HarperCollins, 1994), was a finalist for the B & N Discover Great New Writers Award, and continues to be a cult classic, recently reviewed by Carlos Dews.
Laren’s book, The Bombshell Manual of Style (Hyperion), was pivotal in exploding iconic Bombshell consciousness into a popular genre of its own when it was published in 2001, The Bombshell Manual is referenced as a Trivial Pursuit question and made a cameo appearance on HBO’s “Sex and the City.”
Laren has been sought out as a style expert with readings/interviews on NPR with Leonard Lopate, The Early Show, CNN, The Caroline Rhea Show, WOR-TV, Oxygen and more, and her work widely reviewed from The New York Times and The New York Post to US Weekly and Italian Vogue.
Laren has received fellowships to Yaddo and Hawthornden Castle. Her awards include the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant for fiction and the Dana Award. She was also named finalist by Anne Tyler for The Loft National Prize.
She has written for The New York Observer, The New York Times, Bergdorf Goodman Magazine, Bomb, German Vogue and mrbellersneighborhood.com. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary magazines, her plays performed at venues throughout Manhattan and her libretto, Appalachian Liebesleider, premiered at Carnegie Hall to a standing ovation.
Nick Tosches writes: “Reading Laren Stover is an engagement of the senses…a seduction of the senses—transporting you to the magical and softly illuminating place whence she writes.”