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 42 Anna Wiener Anna Wiener was on the path to Silicon Valley success. Then she pivoted. Allyssia Alleyne charts the making of a tech-skeptic. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Influencers Anonymous Instagram content creators answer a short survey about the influencer industry. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Crazy Busy There’s no rest for the aspirational. Arts & Culture Issue 42 The Goal Keepers Not your therapist, not your friend: What accounts for the remarkable rise of the life coach? Arts & Culture Issue 42 Torrey Peters The Detransition, Baby author is living her best life. Arts & Culture Issue 42 Trash Talk On wish-cycling and wishful thinking.