Elizabeth Strout is an American novelist and author. She is widely known for her works in literary fiction and her descriptive characterization. Born and raised in Portland, Maine, her experiences in her youth served as inspiration for her novels–the fictional "Shirley Falls, Maine" is the setting of four of her seven novels.Strout's first novel, Amy and Isabelle met with widespread critical acclaim, became a national bestseller, and was adapted into a movie starring Elisabeth Shue. Her second novel, Abide with Me , received critical acclaim but ultimately failed to be recognized to the extent of her debut novel. Two years later, Strout wrote and published Olive Kitteridge , to critical and commercial success grossing nearly $25 million with over one million copies sold as of May 2017. The novel won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. The book was adapted into a multi Emmy Award-winning mini series and became a New York Times bestseller.Five years later, she published The Burgess Boys , which became a national bestseller. My Name Is Lucy Barton was met with international acclaim and topped the New York Times bestseller list. Lucy Barton later became the main character in Strout's 2017 novel, Anything is Possible. A sequel to Olive Kitteridge, titled Olive, Again, was published in 2019.
January 6, 1956
Portland, Maine, U.S.
|Occupation||Author and short-story writer|
|Alma mater||Bates College|
|Notable works||Amy and Isabelle|
Abide with Me
The Burgess Boys
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Anything Is Possible
She is best known for Olive Kitteridge, a 2008 short story collection that won her a Pulitzer Prize. Abide with Me (2006) and The Burgess Boys are two of her other works (2013).
The daughter of teachers, she was raised in both Maine and New Hampshire. She married Maine Attorney General James Tierney.
She graduated from Syracuse University with a law degree. She began writing tales for magazines like Seventeen and Redbook after relocating to New York City.
She received her undergraduate degree from Bates College.
Her 1998 novel, Amy and Isabelle, was made into a television movie starring Elisabeth Shue .
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● Elizabeth Strout was born on January 6, 1956 (age 66) in Portland, Maine, United States ● She is a celebrity author
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