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Man Booker International!

Excellent news from the literary awards arena.  Alice Munro has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize!

I’m sure that will make KFC very proud!

6 thoughts on “Man Booker International!”

  1. I just saw that. I am so ignorant I always thought she was American.

  2. Nadia says:

    That is awesome news!! Thanks for informing us!

  3. If it helps comfort you Candy, I hadn’t even heard of her, which is probably worse than a confusion as to nationality.

  4. Shame on you both, Candy and Max — Alice is about as iconic as a Canadian can get. I do plan on pulling one of her collections out for a reread and will post as soon as possible. The NY Times review of her last book did proclaim her the best short story writer in the world today.

  5. Deucekindred says:

    When I first read the news this morning I did smile – Munro deserves it 100%!

  6. I look forward to reading your review Kevin, and making up for this gap in my knowledge.

    Short stories are generally very poorly promoted in the UK, though here I fear it’s simply an oversight on my part.

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