Elizabeth Strout was born in 1956 in Portland, Maine, and has won many prizes for her writing. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2009 for her novel “Olive Kitteridge”. It was the basis for an HBO series of the same name. “My Name is Lucy Barton” was nominated for the Man Booker Prize in 2016. “Anything is Possible” won the Story Prize in 2018 and was widely heralded by the press in the USA. Translation rights for her new novel “Olive, Again” (2019) have been sold to 17 countries.