Happy Dance for Alice Munro’s Nobel

Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901. Munro, 82, only the 13th woman given the award, is considered one of the world’s greatest writers of short stories.

via Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize – World – CBC News.

Alice Munro by Andreas Vartdal

Alice Munro by Andreas Vartdal

Alice Munro is an inspiration. She was a late bloomer, but broken into the Canadian lit scene with a Governor-General’s award. When I was touring in the U.S. she was one Canadian author everyone knew about. I have studied her work, and at 82, she still inspires me. Her last collection of short stories, which came out about a year ago, was one of her best. I have never been so thrilled by a Nobel prize announcement!


Lilian is the author of Web of Angels, a novel about a mom with DID (multiple personalities). She's also the author of the historical novels, The River Midnight and The Singing Fire, about secrets, friendship and motherhood in 19th century Poland and London.

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6 comments on “Happy Dance for Alice Munro’s Nobel
  1. -H says:

    That is really inspiring!

  2. Pete says:

    Great news! I love Alice Munro’s stories so am thrilled by this. 🙂

  3. Cate Kerr says:

    It was high time Alice received a Novel – she writes like an angel.

  4. litlove says:

    I’ve only read one of her books but was so impressed by it. She is a wonderful choice for the Nobel!

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