Litstack Rec: The Love of a Good Woman & The Windup Girl

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The Love of A Good Woman, Stories by Alice Munro The short story has few practitioners as skilled as Alice Munro, now 88, a writer who’s all but required reading during #ShortStoryMonth. Munro famously began writing stories as a young mother, finding the story took “less time.” Lucky for readers that the genre turned out [….]

LitStack Recs: The Love of a Good Woman & The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry

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The Love of A Good Woman, stories by Alice Munro The short story has few practitioners as skilled as Alice Munro, now 84, who as far as I’m concerned, is a writer who’s all but required reading in #ShortStoryMonth. Munro famously began writing stories as a young mother, finding the story took “less time.” Lucky [….]

Canadian Author Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize

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From THP: Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize In Literature on Thursday for “her finely tuned storytelling.” The prize, awarded by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, is given to “the person who shall have produced in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction.” Munro, who is best known [….]

Mo Yan Wins Nobel Literature Prize

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From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a cause of pride for a government that had disowned the only previous Chinese winner of the award, an exiled critic. National television broke into its newscast to announce the prize — exceptional for the tightly scripted broadcast that [….]