“ The worry is that there is so much foolishness and well, foolishness, and there's so much of it. Are we becoming so accustomed to it that it just will, like a dust, settle over the truer things that one would have hoped any number of years ago would endure? One hopes that there'’s something in us that continues to reach for the pure and the simple and the honest.”
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. She grew up in Maine, is currently is on the MFA faculty of Queens University in Charlotte, NC, and lives with her family in New York City.