I was beyond thrilled this morning when I woke to find that Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. She becomes the first Canadian to do so (if you don’t count Saul Bellow, who moved to the USA when he was nine and is considered a US winner). I believe she is also the first to be cited for contributions to the short story.
Of all the authors I’ve read over the years who’ve made a direct impact on my life, she’s right there at the top. We have quite an archive of posts for Munro (see here), and plans to keep going until we’ve gone through each story in each of her books.