Alice Munro: Nobel a victory for the neglected short story

Beth Palmer, University of Surrey  October, 2013 The announcement of Alice Munro as 2013’s winner of the Nobel Prize for literature marks the high point in the 82-year old writer’s long career, but also a significant recognition for the form with which she

What Might Have Been

By Brian Brennan The recent headlines in Canadian newspapers have been all about things that didn’t happen. In Toronto, the headlines have been about a mayor who didn’t step aside or undertake to seek help after admitting he’d smoked crack cocaine while “in

Alice Munro, Master

By Deborah Jones Alice Munro, “master of the contemporary short story,” is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the organization announced. The Canadian writer, who at 82 claimed early this year that she had retired – really, this time –