WHO: Alice Munro
WHAT: Nobel Prize in Literature
WHEN: Announced October 10, 2013
“One of the great short story writers not just of our time but of any time.”
—Charles McGrath, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
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A statement from Alice Munro on hearing the announcement:
“This is so surprising and wonderful. I am dazed by all the attention and affection that has been coming my way this morning. It is such an honour to receive this wonderful recognition from the Nobel Committee and I send them my thanks.
When I began writing there was a very small community of Canadian writers and little attention was paid by the world. Now Canadian writers are read, admired and respected around the globe. I’m so thrilled to be chosen as this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature recipient. I hope it fosters further interest in all Canadian writers. I also hope that this brings further recognition to the short story form.”
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The books of Alice Munro:
Dance of the Happy Shades
Lives of Girls and Women
Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You
The Beggar Maid
The Moons of Jupiter
The Progress of Love
Friend of My Youth
The Love of a Good Woman
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage
The View from Castle Rock
Too Much Happiness
Publicist for Alice Munro:
Gabrielle Brooks | 212-572-2152 | firstname.lastname@example.org