Bestselling author Elizabeth Strout grew up on a dirt road in Brunswick, Maine—a town with a population of only 15, 000 at the time. Composed of rocky peninsulas streaking into the sea, Brunswick would become the fertile ground for so many of Strout’s most beloved stories. After moving to New York City, her writing returned to small-town Maine, culminating in her most famous novel, Olive Kitteridge, which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Her seventh novel, Olive, Again, will This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 49 Karin Mamma Andersson Inside the moody, mysterious world of Sweden’s preeminent painter. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Jenny Odell The acclaimed author in search of lost time. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Amalie Smith The Danish arts writer finding clarity between the lines. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Ryan Heffington Meet the man bringing choreography, community and queer joy to the desert. Arts & Culture Issue 49 Nell Wulfhart Advice from a decision coach. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 49 A World of Difference A fun lesson in cultural faux pas.