On Writing Olive Kitteridge

I am always interested in the fact that in small communities people believe they know each other, and yet they know only a sliver of that person. It fascinates me to think of the point of view of every person being different.
Elizabeth Strout on writing Olive Kitteridge, Waterstones Blog

Waterstones bookshops in the UK has selected Olive Kitteridge as their Fiction Book of the Month for August. They invited me to write a little something on writing Olive Kitteridge for their blog. So there it is!

LUCY BARTON Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize

This is a very exciting year. The range of books is broad and the quality extremely high.... From the historical to the contemporary, the satirical to the polemical, the novels in this list come from both established writers and new voices. The writing is uniformly fresh, energetic and important. It is a longlist to be relished.
— Amanda Foreman, Chair of Judges, 2016 Man Booker Prize

Honored that My Name Is Lucy Barton has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

The Guardian: Powerful Storytelling

My Name Is Lucy Barton confirms Strout as a powerful storyteller immersed in the nuances of human relationships, weaving family tapestries with compassion, wisdom and insight. If she hadn’t already won the Pulitzer for Olive Kitteridge, this new novel would surely be a contender.
— Hannah Beckerman, The Guardian