BRAVA, Alice Munro!

Before I head off into my work day, it just seems imperative that I stop to recognize this most recent and perhaps greatest achievement of Alice Munro.

hi-alice-munro-7528446CBC just announced that it is Alice Munro who is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/alice-munro-becomes-1st-canadian-to-win-nobel-prize-for-literature-1.1958383

Whatever this prize evokes in our minds, it represents, without a doubt, tremendous recognition of the talent and work of a writer of towering stature.

One of the most valuable aspects of this honour is that it will encourage readers who have yet to pick up one of Ms. Munro’s 14 published0140281940.01.LZZZZZZZ short story collections to do so, and to become immersed in the author’s brilliant mastery of a form of fiction that requires skill, talent and daring.

0771065264.01.LZZZZZZZHave you read Alice Munro’s work? What is your favourite book? Which story or collection do you suggest to new readers of the short story genre?

What a spectacular way to start this sunny fall morning! Brava!

Note added on Friday, October 11th: If you have even just a moment, read this piece my Mark Abley, in the Gazette: I consider it the loveliest and most insightful tribute to Alice Munro:

http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Munro+Nobel+Prize+triumph+modesty+humility/9023848/story.html

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4 thoughts on “BRAVA, Alice Munro!

  1. Wonderful news and yes startling too but can Margaret Atwood be far behind? Our Book Club focused on one of her stories the one which was made into a film receiving much of well deserved praise. Of course my memory is shot but I think it was called Away From Her.

    Date: Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:46:32 +0000 To: gwenmandl@hotmail.com

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