Olive, Again

I'm happy to let readers know that I have a new book, OLIVE, AGAIN, coming out next fall, October 15, 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 [October 15], 2019. “It turns out – I just wasn’t done with Olive,” said Strout. “It was like she kept poking me in the ribs, so I finally said, ‘Okay, okay…”

OLIVE, AGAIN will pick up where OLIVE KITTERIDGE left off, following the next decade of Olive’s life – through a second marriage, an evolving relationship with her son, and encounters with a cast of memorable characters in the seaside town of Crosby, Maine.

The character of Olive Kitteridge has achieved an iconic place in the imaginations of millions of readers since the 2008 publication of Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, OLIVE KITTERIDGE. In 2014, it was turned into an acclaimed HBO series, which won 8 Emmys, including Best Actress to Frances McDormand for her performance in the title role.

In the citation for the Pulitzer Prize, the committee noted that the novel “packed a cumulative emotional wallop, bound together by polished prose and by Olive, the title character, blunt, flawed, and fascinating.”

Apparently, I was not through with Olive, nor she with me!

NOTE: This post originally gave a publication date of Sept 3. That has been updated to Oct 15.