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Alice Munro, Laureate, and Other News

October 10, 2013 | by

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  • Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The citation called the Canadian writer (the second Canadian laureate, if we count Saul Bellow) a “master of the contemporary short story.”
  • Ten things you need to know about Alice Munro. Need, people!
  • Here is a BBC Listener magazine crossword set in Greek, from 1936. The prize was the Collected Poems of T. S. Eliot. And no, no part of that would happen today.
  • Semi-related: American adults are bad readers.
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    1. Drew | October 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

      “The announcement continues a losing streak for American writers, who have been passed over for 20 years. The last American to win the prize was Toni Morrison, in 1993.”

      -NY Times

      I wander what this reflects about the state of American letters?

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