Perceptive, deeply empathetic, and even more deeply flawed, Olive is the axis around which these 13 complex, relentlessly human narratives spin themselves into Elizabeth Strout's unforgettable novel in stories... Photo: Courtesy of Penguin Random House. In 2009, Elizabeth Strout's book of linked stories, Olive Kitteridge, won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, and readers around the world fell for the book's deeply flawed female lead: a stubborn, slow-to-smile, straight-talking retired math teacher named Olive. She returns to Olive's world with Olive, Again, a deeply affecting book that cements Strout's reputation as one of the best writers of her generation.
Sign In. elizabeth strout. Author Elizabeth Strout gives a reading at Hollins University.