Thursday, 10 October 2013

Who Is Alice Munro

Alice Munro is the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature winner.

The 82-year-old had been among the favourites to win the prize, along with the Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami and the Belarusian journalist and author Svetlana Alexieva.
According to NobelPrize.org, her prize motivation is "master of the contemporary short story"

Earlier this year she announced her retirement from writing.

In 2005, Munro was a TIME 100 Honoree. TIME wrote , “Alice Munro is 73 now, and she deserves the Nobel Prize. Her fiction admits readers to a more intimate knowledge and respect for what they already possess.” She also won the Man Booker International prize in 2009. She is the 110th winner, the first Canadian winner and the thirteenth female winner.

sources
TheGuardian.com
Time.com
NobelPrize.org

Surprisingly, I've never heard of Alice Munro.
Now I'm very interested in her. She has written over 70 distinct works.

Have you read any of her books? Did you like them? What books would you recommend to someone who wants to start reading her.

1 comment:

  1. You haven't heard of her beacuse, there are best selling authours and there are writers, She is a writer. I am trying to get to know her works too, actually I am trying to get familiar with all the works of Nobel Lauretes In Literature.

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