FARMINGTON – Award-winning fiction writer Elizabeth Strout will be the second evening reader Thursday, March 19, in the University of Maine at Farmington’s Visiting Writers Series.

Her most recent work, “Olive Kitteridge,” has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award and is a national best-seller. She is the author of two previous novels, “Abide With Me,” also a national best-seller; and “Amy and Isabelle,” which won the Los Angeles Times Award for First Fiction, The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize and was short-listed for The PEN/Faulkner Award, as well as The Orange Prize in England.

Her stories have appeared in magazines, including The New Yorker, and also in Best American Mystery Stories.

A Maine native, she is on the faculty at Queens College in Charlotte, N.C., and makes her home in New York City.

Strout will appear at 7:30 p.m. in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a book signing.

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