Elizabeth Strout, Author of My Name Is Lucy Barton
Monday, December 5, 2016
Carnegie Music Hall, 7:30 pm
4400 Forbes Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Please note that we are sold out of reserved and general admission seats for this lecture, but a wait list is available online: click here to add yourself to the wait list.
Sponsored by UPMC
A new book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout is cause for celebration. Her bestselling novels, including Olive Kitteridge and The Burgess Boys, have illuminated our most tender relationships. Now, in My Name Is Lucy Barton, which has debuted to critical acclaim, this extraordinary writer shows how a simple hospital visit becomes a portal to the most tender relationship of all—the one between mother and daughter.
Elizabeth Strout won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction with her novel, Olive Kitteridge, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for fiction. Olive Kitteridge was made into an HBO mini-series which was named the Outstanding Limited Series at the 2015 Emmy Awards and took home acting awards for stars Frances McDormand, Richard Jenkins, and Bill Murray.
A Bates College graduate, Elizabeth Strout grew up in small towns in Maine and New Hampshire. When she was a child, her mother bought her notebooks and encouraged her to record the everyday things that happened to her, which she loved to do. This shaped her writing, but it was only later, when she moved to New York as a writer, that she recognized the impact upon her work of the New England settings of her childhood and the great human dramas that reside in the ordinary.
Her first novel, Amy and Isabelle, won the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and for the Orange Prize in England. Her second novel, Abide with Me, was a national bestseller and a Book Sense pick. Additionally, Strout’s novel The Burgess Boys was a New York Times Bestseller and named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine.
Squirrel Hill’s local independent bookstore Classic Lines Books & More will be selling copies of Strout’s books before and after the lecture.
More about Elizabeth Strout:
- Elizabeth Strout’s website
- HBO’s Olive Kitteridge Miniseries
- Fresh Air Interview: ‘My Ears Are Open’: Novelist Elizabeth Strout Finds Inspiration In Everyday Life
- Elizabeth Strout reading and interview at Politics and Prose
Made Possible by the Drue Heinz Trust