EL­IZ­A­BETH STROUT

Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Contributors -

The Amer­i­can writer talks to Bazaar about adapt­ing her book, My Name is Lucy Bar­ton, for the Bri­tish stage on page 101. The au­thor has pub­lished six nov­els, of which her third, Olive Kit­teridge, won the Pulitzer Prize and was made into a minis­eries star­ring Frances Mc­Dor­mand. ‘It is not “good” or “bad” that in­ter­ests me as a writer,’ she says, ‘but the murk­i­ness of hu­man ex­pe­ri­ence and the con­sis­tent im­per­fec­tions of our lives.’

A per­for­mance that’s moved you re­cently ‘Willem Dafoe in The Florida Project. He did a fan­tas­tic job as the man­ager of a low-in­come ho­tel with all the com­pet­ing prob­lems of poverty in Amer­ica.’

A piece of ad­vice for your younger self ‘Hang in there, Lizzie, it will get bet­ter!’

A per­son you ad­mire ‘My hus­band, be­cause he is end­lessly cu­ri­ous.’

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