Strout, Elizabeth ( - )

Genre: General Fiction

Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction author Elizabeth Strout was born in Portland, ME and raised in Maine and New Hampshire and lives in New York City.

She graduated from Bates College (Lewiston ME) in 1977 with a degree in English. She received her law degree and a Certificate in Gerontology from Syracuse University.

She moved to New York City where she became an adjunct in the English Department of Borough of Manhattan Community College and she also wrote short stories for Redbook, Seventeen and literary magazines.

She won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for her book Olive Kitteridge.


  • Amy and Isabelle: a Novel (1998)
  • Abide With Me: a Novel (2006)
  • Olive Kitteridge (2008)
  • The Burgess Boys: A Novel (2013)