Alice Munro

Book cover of Alice Munro's Lives of Girls and WomenToday, short story writer Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel, one of the most prestigious literary prizes, is given to a writer for a lifetime of work, rather than a single novel, short story or collection. The short press release issued by the Nobel committe call Munro a “master of the contemporary short story”. has a great post offering suggestions for getting started reading her work. Here are their suggestions with links to reserve them from the library catalog.

Start with the title story from her second book, Lives of Girls and Women.
Next, read “Differently” from Friend of My Youth.
Then, read “The Albanian Virgin” from Open Secrets.
If you find yourself hooked after reading these stories, your library is here to help you continue reading the works of Alice Munro.
Chris, Marketing