Bestselling Author Elizabeth Strout Talks About Olive Kitteridge
Mon, November 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo Credit Leonardo Cendamo
Did you fall in love with Olive Kitteridge? She’s back and Elizabeth Strout will discuss her new collection Olive, Again with writer Nina Sankovitch.
Prickly, wry, resistant to change yet ruthlessly honest and deeply empathetic, Olive Kitteridge is “a compelling life force” (San Francisco Chronicle). TheNew 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. Olive will continue to startle us, to move us, and to inspire moments of transcendent grace.
Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Anything Is Possible, her most recent book and winner of The Story Prize; My Name Is Lucy Barton, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Postand NPR; Abide with Me, a national bestseller; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago TribuneHeartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Orange Prize. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.
Nina Sankovitch is the author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair: My Year of Magical Reading and Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Celebrating the Joys of Letter Writing. She also leads "Book Chat" here at 10 am on the first Tuesday of every month in the McCall Room.