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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My New Newsletter

It has been a hard pandemic so I'm starting a newsletter.

Every month, readers will receive a newly written personal essay by me. The first newsletter comes out on June 10.

To celebrate, my publisher is giving away a bundle of my books and a bouquet of tulips from 1-800-Flowers to one subscriber who signs up by June 5!

The sweepstakes is open only to US residents (18 and over) but anyway can sign u

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Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kit...

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

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Olive, Again (Olive Kitteri...

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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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Oh William!

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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

“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

“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


Our genre for March...Literary/General Fiction! Here are the selections to choose from. Place your vote. The poll will end this Saturday, Feb. 13.

The Blind Assassin The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood
  3 votes, 50.0%

State of Wonder State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
  2 votes, 33.3%

Olive Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Elizabeth Strout
  1 vote, 16.7%

The Mountain Story The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens Lori Lansens
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Shipping News The Shipping News by Annie Proulx Annie Proulx
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Amsterdam Amsterdam by Ian McEwan Ian McEwan
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White Teeth White Teeth by Zadie Smith Zadie Smith
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The Tiger's Wife The Tiger's Wife by Téa Obreht Téa Obreht
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