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Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature - NYTimes.com
Emma Martin just won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Here's a stunning response from another writer, which links to the story as well. What's your response to other people's successes?
Madeline Miller has won the Orange Prize for women writers with The Song of Achilles. Very cool. Great book!
Interview with Emma Martin, winner of the Commonwealth Short Story Prize 2012. She's a New Zealander!
Grace Paley, what a writer! Someone I always associate with Tillie Olsen, Muriel Rukeyser. But she was also friends with Cyril and here's Cyril's story about Grace, via her grand-daughter.
Nobel prize for literature: Alice Munro belatedly emerges as second favourite
1858 – She refused to give up her seat or ride in the “colored” section of a segregated trolley car in Philadelphia (100 years before Rosa Parks) and wrote one her most famous poems, “Bury Me In A Free Land,” when she got very sick while on a lecturing tour. Her short story “The Two Offers” became the first short story to be published by an African American.