Arlington Reads: Elizabeth Strout

Arlington Reads: Elizabeth Strout

Why Fiction Matters

Arlington Reads 2017 explores the truth-telling power of literature.

Elizabeth Strout, novelist and short-story writer, winner of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for "Olive Kitteridge," will explain why she believes a reader finds “the truest things” in good fiction, while gaining compassion through understanding the experience of others.

She is the author of many award-winning novels, most recently "My Name is Lucy Barton" in 2016. A new novel in stories titled "Anything is Possible" will be released April 25, and draws on the lives of residents of Amgash, Illinois - the same small-town setting for "My Name is Lucy Barton."

No registration required; attendance is on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m.

 

Arlington Reads 2017 continues on May 3 with Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Sympathizer."

 

Date:
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
Auditorium
Location:
Central Library
Categories:
Author Talk
Calendar:
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