Elizabeth StroutElizabeth Strout (born January 6, 1956) is an American novelist and author. She is widely known for her works in literary fiction and her descriptive characterization. She was born and raised in Portland, Maine, and her experiences in her youth served as inspiration for her novels–the fictional "Shirley Falls, Maine" is the setting of four of her nine novels.
Strout's first novel, ''Amy and Isabelle'' (1998), met with widespread critical acclaim, became a national bestseller, and was adapted into a movie starring Elisabeth Shue. Her second novel, ''Abide with Me'' (2006), 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'' (2008), 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'' (2013), which became a national bestseller. ''My Name Is Lucy Barton'' (2016) 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 collection of linked stories about the town Lucy Barton came from, although Lucy only appears briefly in the book. A sequel to ''Olive Kitteridge'', titled ''Olive, Again'', was published in 2019. "Oh, William!" a third Lucy Barton novel was published in October of 2021. She won the Siegfried Lenz Prize in 2022. A fourth novel in the series, ''Lucy by the Sea'' was published in 2022. Provided by Wikipedia