Posted on October 15, 2019 at 1:30 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Count author Elizabeth Strout among those whose characters have minds of their own.

After winning a Pulitzer Prize for Olive Kitteridge in 2008, Strout had closed the book on the titular character — but then, a few years ago, she spotted Olive, and it was back to Maine she went.

Olive, Again came out today, to enthusiastic critical reviews, and in the days before the official release, Strout talked to NPR’s Scott Simon about this memorable character and other topics.

Check out interview highlights, read the transcript, or listen to the Morning Edition segment below.

Categories: Author Interview

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