Famed author of Olive Kitteridge and My name is lucy barton
Elizabeth was born in Portland, Maine, and grew up in small towns in Maine and New Hampshire. From a young age she was drawn to writing things down, regularly keeping notebooks that recorded the details of her everyday life. She was also drawn to books, and spent hours of her youth in the local library lingering among the stacks of fiction. By the age sixteen, the ambitious young Strout began sending her stories into magazines.
Today, she is the author of several award-winning novels including Abide with Me, a national bestseller, Amy and Isabelle, a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Olive Kitteridge, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize. In 2014, Olive Kitteridge was made into an Emmy Award-winning HBO miniseries starring Frances McDormand.
Elizabeth's acclaimed 2016 novel, My Name is Lucy Barton, quickly became a New York Times bestseller, and tells the story of how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all — the one between mother and daughter.
Elizabeth's newest book, Anything is Possible, will be published this April.