Elizabeth Strout

in Portland, Maine, The United States
January 06, 1956




Elizabeth Strout is the author of several novels, including: Abide with Me, a national bestseller and BookSense pick, and Amy and Isabelle, which won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Orange Prize in England. In 2009 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her book Olive Kitteridge. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker. She teaches at the Master of Fine Arts program at Queens University of Charlotte.

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I'm deeply honored to be named a 2018 Library Lion by the New York Public Library, a library that reaches out to everyone, no matter who they are or where they came from.

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Olive Kitteridge

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

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The Burgess Boys

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Anything Is Possible

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Amy and Isabelle

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Abide with Me

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The Best American Short Sto...

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The Fort

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English Lessons: A Memoir

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April 2017, Elizabeth Strout
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“I suspect the most we can hope for, and it's no small hope, is that we never give up, that we never stop giving ourselves permission to try to love and receive love.”
Elizabeth Strout, Abide with Me

“You couldn't make yourself stop feeling a certain way, no matter what the other person did. You had to just wait. Eventually the feeling went away because others came along. Or sometimes it didn't go away but got squeezed into something tiny, and hung like a piece of tinsel in the back of your mind.”
Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge

“It interests me how we find ways to feel superior to another person, another group of people. It happens everywhere, and all the time. Whatever we call it, I think it’s the lowest part of who we are, this need to find someone else to put down.”
Elizabeth Strout, My Name Is Lucy Barton



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