Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Congratulations to Alice Munro

Alice Munro won the third £60,000 (US$95,813) Man Booker International Prize, awarded every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage. Previous winners were Ismail Kadar√© in 2005 and Chinua Achebe in 2007. Munro will be honored during an award ceremony on June 25 at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

"Alice Munro is mostly known as a short story writer and yet she brings as much depth, wisdom and precision to every story as most novelists bring to a lifetime of novels," observed the judging panel. "To read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before."

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