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The Nobel award is 'a splendid thing to happen,' Alice Munro, Canadian writer.
Above these words you have the picture of the first Canadian woman awarded the Nobel Prize for literature
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And this is what she thinks about her work:
"I want to tell a story, in the old-fashioned way — what happens to somebody -- but I want that 'what happens' to be delivered with quite a bit of interruption, turnarounds, and strangeness. I want the reader to feel something is astonishing — not the 'what happens' but the way everything happens. These long short story fictions do that best, for me."
She is 82 years old and still lives in the South West of Canada, the area where she was born. She went to University and became a journalist, but she started writing some time before, when she was a teenager. She moved to Victoria (British Columbia) and opened a bookshop when she first got married (1.951).
She said that she used to write while her little daughters were having a nap after lunch.
Her short stories deal with common people lives.
click here if you want to read some reviews of her books in the New York Times.
Follow the link to read one of her stories in the New Yorker.
Is this your first time with Alice? Explore the beginner's guide to Alice Munro.
But if you are a bit lazy, just read the top 10 things you need to know about her.
And the announcement by the Swedish Academy:
Congratulations, Alice!! finally a present that Alice would surely enjoy: