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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alice Munro....

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature!

"Munro, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. Ms. Munro, 82, is the 13th woman to win the prize. Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy said that Ms. Munro was a “master of the contemporary short story.” In a statement from Penguin Random House, her publisher, Ms. Munro said that she was “amazed, and very grateful” for the prize." - Read it here from The New York Times.

“It just seems impossible,” she said. “It seems just so splendid a thing to happen, I can’t describe it, it’s more than I can say.” She later added, “I would really hope this would make people see the short story as an important art, not just something you played around with until you got a novel.”

The Merrick Library has a wide selection of these truly wonderful short stories. Please take the time to sample at least one of those listed below. They're absolutely wonderful.  Come in and pick yours up today:

- Dear Life (2012)
- Too Much Happiness (2009)
- The View from Castle Rock (2006)
- Runaway (2004)
- Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001)*
- Selected Stories (1996)

-* "Away From Her", (DVD) a movie based on the short story, "The Bear Came Over the Mountain", starring Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis.

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