Guest Speaker/Lecturer

ELIZABETH STROUT

Keynote Speaker & Lecturer

Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the novel Olive, Againan Oprah Book Club pick; the Pulitzer Prize-winning Olive KitteridgeAnything Is Possiblewinner of The Story Prize; My Name Is Lucy Bartonlonglisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boysnamed one of the best books of the year by NPR and The Washington Post; Abide with Mea national bestseller; and Amy and Isabellewinner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Orange Prize. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker.