In 2009 Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge A Novel in Stories won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and has become an American classic. There have been other Olive Kitteridge novels since – but how has the author so enthralled her readers? Is it by drawing on a long tradition of American small town stories? Or something else entirely? And anyway, what is a modern classic?
This ‘Day school’ will be delivered on two half days: Thursday 6 October and Thursday 20 October