Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nobel Prize

As usual, given I seldom read or write outside genre, I'm not overly familiar with this year's winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

This year's prize was granted to Canadian short story writer Alice Munro. What makes this special is that it's very unusual for those who predominantly write in the short form to be recognized outside of specific prizes for short fiction. As somebody who's written a lot of short fiction, I'm glad to see this happen.

For those who want to know more about Munro - she's a small town Canadian girl who sets her stories in southern Ontario and British Columbia. She's now retired from writing, but one can expect everything she's written that isn't in print currently to be in print soon. There are certainly plenty of choices on her Amazon page. (Munro does not appear to have a web site).

Congratulations to Alice Munro (and, of course, to all of the other Nobel prize winners for 2013).