Munro found herself referred to as 'some housewife', and was told that her subject matter, being too 'domestic', was boring. A male writer told her she wrote good stories, but he wouldn't want to sleep with her. 'Nobody invited him,' said Munro tartly. Alice Munro, Canadian Author, Alicemunro, Literature, Book, Shorts Stories, Wigs, Win Nobel, Nobel Prizes
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Canadian author Alice Munro, queen of the short story, is the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
To celebrate literature's newest Nobel Laureate, the Guardian featured the "top 10 things you need to know about Alice Munro."
Alice Munro, 82, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Munro revolutionized the architecture of short stories, often beginning a story in an unexpected place, then moving backward or forward in time. She brought a modesty and subtle wit to her work...often traced to her background growing up in rural Canada.
Nobel prize for literature: Alice Munro belatedly emerges as second favourite
“The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. Otherwise you begin excusing yourself. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.” ― Margaret Atwood
Madeline Miller has won the Orange Prize for women writers with The Song of Achilles. Very cool. Great book!
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.