Olive, Again: An evening with Elizabeth Strout

We are delighted to welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning, Number One New York Times bestselling author, Elizabeth Strout, to talk about 'Olive, Again'.

Waterstones, London

Monday 11th November, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book signing
  • In Conversation
  • Questions & Answers


About the Event

Olive, Again follows the blunt, contradictory and deeply lovable Olive Kitteridge as she grows older, navigating the second half of her life as she comes to terms with many changes. Picking up where Olive Kitteridge left off, readers can follow Olive's second marriage, an evolving relationship with her son and encounters with a cast of memorable characters.

Elizabeth Strout is the Pulitzer prize-winning author of Olive Kitteridge, as well as The Burgess Boys, Abide With Me, Amy and Isabelle, My Name is Lucy Barton and Anything is Possible. She has also been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

'Strout really can write you into a world until you feel you are there with her, in that house, that life, that little Podunk of a place' -The Times

Please join us for what promises to be a superb evening with one of America's most adept authors of everyday life.

Venue Information

203/206 Piccadilly
United Kingdom
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About the Book

Olive, Again
Olive, Again

Elizabeth Strout

Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date:31 Oct 2019


4.17 out of 5
13 reviews
"A most welcome return for the contrary, contradictory Olive who is getting older and frailer but.. remains as brutally honest and endearing as eve"
The Bookseller
"What we get in Olive, Again is the human condition, a deluge of it."
The Sunday Times
"Death stalks these pages and while Strout’s unsettling prose won’t be for everyone, she reveals how odd our own mortality is to each of u"
Evening Standard
"The language, pure smalltown America, is glorious"
The Times
"Strout has created one of those rare characters...so vivid and humorous that they seem to take on a life independent of the story framing them"
The Guardian
"Olive, Again is, in its way, a perfect novel: as compelling and unsettling as anything Strout has written"
Financial Times
"Compassionate, masterly and profound, this is a writer at the height of her powers"
The Observer
"Long a chronicler of life’s painfulness, Strout moves into even darker territory here"
Literary Review
"This sequel to the Pulitzer-winning Olive Kitteridge is a hymn to second chances"
The Daily Telegraph
"Strout’s winning formula in Olive Kitteridge... is beginning to wear dangerously thin"
The Spectator