In praise of Alice Munro

Two collections of short stories by Alice Munro Photos courtesy of Penguin Canada

Two collections of short stories by Alice Munro
Photos courtesy of Penguin Canada

Adapted from The Vancouver Sun
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Alice Munro is a writer.

She won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Canadians are very proud of her. She is the first Canadian to win the prize.

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She is also the 13th woman to win the prize in over 100 years. Women are very proud of her.

Munro is happy and surprised.

“I never thought I would win,” says Munro.

The Nobel Prize shows that Alice Munro is one of the world’s best writers.

The Prize is worth over $1million.

What does Alice Munro write about?
Alice Munro writes short stories.

Munro started writing short stories 45 years ago.

Life and relationships interest Munro.

She writes about life in southwestern Ontario.

She writes about the lives of ordinary people.

She writes about the lives of girls and women.

What will she do now?
Munro has been saying that she is going to stop writing.

Now she might change her mind. Munro is 82 years old.

The judges said: “To read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before.”

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