Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout reflects on writing
Maine Public Broadcasting reporter Tom Porter interviews Elizabeth Strout ’77, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Olive Kitteridge, who talks about the sense of place in her books, specifically Maine. “When I first moved to New York,” Strout says, “I just didn’t understand that literature is place…or that place is very important.” After moving to New York, she began to realize that her Maine and New Hampshire background is “very strong, so I began to eventually write that and worked my way through three books of it.” (View Text and Listen to Audio)
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