This week on Well Read, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Elizabeth Strout will be speaking with hosts Terry Tazioli and Mary Anne Gwinn about her latest novel, My Name Is Lucy Barton (2016). Strout is known for her subtle humor, poetic prose, and uniquely tender treatment of human relationships. Released in January, Lucy Barton is the story of a hospital-bound woman, her tenuous relationship with her long-estranged mother, and a past marred by abuse, poverty, and solitude. It is also an astute addition to Strout’s already glowing repertoire, which includes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive Kitteridge: A Novel in Stories (2008), the “graceful” Abide with Me (2006), and the “beautiful and unsettling” Amy and Isabelle (1999). In the video clip above, Strout likens her writing process to an item we more commonly find mashed beneath desktops.
To watch her full conversation with Tazioli and Gwinn, check your public television affiliate’s schedule for this Friday, February 19th.
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