Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize for literature

October 10, 2013

Canadian writer Alice Munro has won this year’s Nobel Prize for literature. Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy said that Ms. Munro was a “master of the contemporary shorAlice Munrot story.” Now 82, Ms. Munro has said that she would most likely retire having completed her 14th short story collection, Dear Life.  In today’s NY Times article, she said she was amazed and very grateful, adding, “I’m particularly glad that winning this award will please so many Canadians. I’m happy, too, that this will bring more attention to Canadian writing.” To see all of Munro’s work at the library visit the EPL website.

Barbara L.

Retirement For Alice Munro

June 21, 2013

Alice Munro81-year-old short story author Alice Munro told  The National Post‘s editor Mark Medley that she’s retiring. After accepting the Trillium Book Award (the top Ontario literary prize) for her collection Dear Life, she said: “I’m probably not going to write anymore. And, so, it’s nice to go out with a bang.” Her suggestion to disappointed fans: “Well, tell them to go read the old ones over again. There’s lots of them.” Check out the library catalog for her many titles – and read the entire article here. You can also read more on Alice Munro’s Trillium Award here.


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