The Guardian: "My writing day"

I am a very messy worker – I push these scenes around our table. It is a big table, and over time I realise which scenes are connected. I have never written anything from beginning to end, not a story or a novel. I just collect different scenes, and the ones that aren’t any good to me, get slipped on to the floor and eventually into the wastebasket.

Malaparte Prize 2016

The Malaparte Prize is an Italian literary award recognizing the work of internationally renowned writers who express in their work and lives an aesthetic sensibility allied with the spirit and role of the island of Capri as a center of literary dialogue.

The Malaparte Prize is an Italian literary award recognizing the work of internationally renowned writers who express in their work and lives an aesthetic sensibility allied with the spirit and role of the island of Capri as a center of literary dialogue.

Very honored to be the recipient of the 2016 Malaparte Prize for My Name is Lucy Barton, with thanks to my Italian publisher Einaudi and to president of the jury, Raffaele la Capria.

My Name is Lucy Barton Longlisted for the 2017 Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The Andrew Carnegie Medals are the first single-book awards for adult titles given by the American Library Association, and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.

The Andrew Carnegie Medals are the first single-book awards for adult titles given by the American Library Association, and reflect the expert judgment and insight of library professionals who work closely with adult readers.

Honored that My Name is Lucy Barton has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction.

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!