Congratulations to Alice Munro!

Canadian author Alice Munro has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for 2013. In the announcement she is lauded as a "master of the contemporary short story."

Her biography, from the Nobel Prize website, includes the following:

Munro is acclaimed for her finely tuned storytelling, which is characterized by clarity and psychological realism. Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov. Her stories are often set in small town environments, where the struggle for a socially acceptable existence often results in strained relationships and moral conflicts – problems that stem from generational differences and colliding life ambitions. Her texts often feature depictions of everyday but decisive events, epiphanies of a kind, that illuminate the surrounding story and let existential questions appear in a flash of lightning.

The Library has a number of collections of Munro's works, in various formats.

Dear life

Dear Life: Stories (2012) | Print | eBook | Downloadable audiobook (WMA)

Too much happiness

Too Much Happiness: Stories (2009) | Print | CD audiobook | eBook | Downloadable audiobook (MP3, WMA)


Runaway: Stories (2004)  | Print | Downloadable audiobook (MP3, WMA)

Hateship, friendship, courtship, loveship, marriage

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: Stories (2001) | Print

Open secrets

Open Secrets: Stories (1995) | Print