Thursday, October 10, 2013

Dear Alice Munro

A week ago, I finished reading Dear Life, a book of short stories Alice Munro announced would be her last.  I raced through the book in advance of the awarding of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, just in case the deserving Munro finally won.  Mirabile dictu, Alice Munro is the recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.  In the book, Munro promises that her final set of stories are her most autobiographical, though she has long mined seams from her life, especially her youth in southwestern Ontario, to enrich her magnificent literary oeuvre.  Congratulations, Alice Munro, on your Nobel Prize!  Prepare yourself for Too Much Happiness.