ALICE MUNRIO WINS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE!!!
ALICE MUNRIO WINS THE NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE!!! Alice Munro at the age of 82 is the first Canadian-based writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. “I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win,” Munro said by telephone when contacted by The Canadian Press in Victoria. She added that she was delighted and “just terribly surprised.”
The Swedish Academy, which selects Nobel literature winners, called Munro a “master of the contemporary short story”. Veteran editor and publisher, Douglas Gibson, has worked with Alice Munro for over 30 years. He spoke on CBC radio this morning, reading a statement from Munro, “I’m amazed and very grateful. I’m particularly glad that winning this award will please so many Canadians” and draw attention to Canadian literature.
(and yes we have her most recent book in stock and more on the way)