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 45 Yoga with Adriene The internet’s best friend is—finally—finding her own flow. Arts & Culture Garden Issue 45 Piet Oudolf The Dutch designer bringing life—and death—to traditional gardens. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Thomas MacDonell The conservationist transforming the Highlands. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain. Arts & Culture Music Issue 45 Gerard & Kelly On dance, domesticity and the giants of modernism. Arts & Culture Issue 45 Hang in There How to make the best of a bad job.