Author Elizabeth Strout

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout will be at the National Press Club on March 23 to receive the 2023 Eudora Welty Prize. Strout has published seven novels, including 2008’s Olive Kitteridge, which won her the Pulitzer, and her most recent, Oh William!, published in 2022. Her books have been made into movies and miniseries, and have consistently topped the New York Times Best Sellers List. The Welty Prize was created by the Eudora Welty Foundation and celebrates the legacy of its namesake. Eudora Welty (1909–2001) was an American writer who was also awarded the Pulitzer, among many other honors. She received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1980 and she was the first living author to be published by the Library of America during her lifetime. Author Ann Patchett, last year’s Welty winner, will present Strout with the award. The evening is billed as an “intimate moment steeped in literary history.” Tickets include books signed by both authors. The lecture starts at 7:30 p.m. on March 23 at the National Press Club. $25.