“Strout’s prose propels the story forward with moments of startlingly poetic clarity.”

The New Yorker


Olive, Again

Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout continues the life of her beloved Olive Kitteridge, a character who has captured the imaginations of millions of readers.


Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). The New Yorker has said that Elizabeth Strout “animates the ordinary with an astonishing force,” and she has never done so more clearly than in these pages, where the iconic Olive struggles to understand not only herself and her own life but the lives of those around her in the town of Crosby, Maine.

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Beautifully written and alive with compassion, at times almost unbearably poignant. A thrilling book in every way.
— Kirkus Reviews, STARRED review ☆

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Anything Is Possible

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge and My Name Is Lucy Barton

An unforgettable cast of small-town characters copes with love and loss in this new work of fiction by #1 bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

Recalling Olive Kitteridge in its richness, structure, and complexity, Anything Is Possible explores the whole range of human emotion through the intimate dramas of people struggling to understand themselves and others.

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In her latest work, Strout achieves new levels of masterful storytelling.
Publishers Weekly STARRED review ☆

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My Name Is Lucy Barton

#1 New York Times Bestseller

A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships.

Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all—the one between mother and daughter.

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Fiction with the condensed power of poetry: Strout deepens her mastery with each new work, and her psychological acuity has never required improvement.
Kirkus STARRED review ☆

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Edited Collections

The Best American Short Stories 2013

Edited by the best-selling and Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Strout, this year’s collection boasts a satisfying “chorus of twenty stories that are by turns playful, ironic, somber, and meditative” (Wall Street Journal). With the masterly Strout picking the best of the best, America’s oldest and best-selling story anthology offers the traditional pleasures of storytelling in voices that are thoroughly contemporary.

Edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout 

The Stories of Frederick Busch

A contemporary of Ann Beattie and Tobias Wolff, Frederick Busch was a master craftsman of the form; his subjects were single-event moments in so-called ordinary life. The stories in this volume, selected by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout, are tales of families trying to heal their wounds, save their marriages, and rescue their children.

Edited and with an introduction by Elizabeth Strout

Photo © Leonard-Cendamo.

Photo © Leonard-Cendamo.

We want to know, I think, what it is like to be another person, because somehow this helps us position our own self in the world. What are we without this curiosity?
— Elizabeth Strout