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Cover Art Alice Munro! On October 10, this year's Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to the revered Canadian author, whom the committee described as a "master of the contemporary short story." Munro's writing career effectively began in 1968 with the publication of Dance of the Happy Shades, a collection of short stories that made her a popular literary figure in her native Canada. Since then Munro has gained an international following, thanks to her 14 original short-story collections and six short-story compilations.

In writing about Munro's style, the Nobel Prize commitee says, "her texts often feature depictions of everyday but decisive events, epiphanies of a kind, that illuminate the surrounding story and let existential questions appear in a flash of lightning." Others have described her as the Canadian Chekhov for the depth of her characters and social commentary.

Congratulations to this gifted, much-loved author!

 
posted Oct 16, 2013 by Anne P. Category: Awards

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