“Humans. Our lives are serious, I don't mean they're not hysterically funny. They are, but this is serious stuff we're all trying to do here. So, when I see sentences that are just like spun off without a care, it’s directly affecting the experience of the emotional impact of that story, the gravitas, the resonance that one is hoping to strike.”
Elizabeth Strout won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Literature, she says, works for her the way religion works for others. It teaches us about ourselves and other people ... and how to live. Ms. Strout’s short stories have been published in magazines from "The New Yorker" to "O: The Oprah Magazine."