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 happy to let readers know that I have a new book, OLIVE, AGAIN, coming out next fall, September 3rd, 2019.


Here is the press release from my U.S. publisher, Random House:

Random House is thrilled to announce the return of the beloved Olive Kitteridge in Elizabeth’s Strout’s next novel, OLIVE, AGAIN, which will be published on September 3, 2019. “It turns out – I just wasn’t done with Olive,...

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Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kit...

3.81 avg rating — 125,307 ratings — published 2008 — 97 editions
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My Name Is Lucy Barton

3.51 avg rating — 89,233 ratings — published 2016 — 64 editions
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The Burgess Boys

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Anything Is Possible

3.76 avg rating — 31,681 ratings — published 2017 — 36 editions
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Amy and Isabelle

3.78 avg rating — 15,187 ratings — published 1998 — 60 editions
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Abide with Me

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The Best American Short Sto...

3.68 avg rating — 1,377 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
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Ploughshares at Emerson Col...

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The Fort

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English Lessons: A Memoir

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Olive Kitteridge
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April 2017, Elizabeth Strout
"The Anything Is Possible author says she learned to write by reading the great Russian novels. Here are some of her favorites." ...More

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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


What Author would you like to read for the June Featured Author Challenge?
(These are the second place authors for the first half of 2016)

Gillian Flynn - Mystery & Thriller
  43 votes, 42.2%

Alison Weir - Historical Fiction
  25 votes, 24.5%

Lisa See - Historical Fiction
  19 votes, 18.6%

Elizabeth Strout - Literature & Fiction
  15 votes, 14.7%


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