Nobel Prize for Literature 2013 is Alice Munro

Well it’s that time of year again when we stare into the world of Literature and try to guess the winner of Nobel prize it is like shooting minnows in a swimming pool many names mentioned this time the usual Nadas ,Murakami ,Djebar and Munro .New Names like Alexievich ,Fosse and Marias this year who knows the betting seems to point to Svetlana Alexievich as favourite a late run on Thoig’o and Djebar at this time half hour before this time Nobel have provide an Embedded feed here

Thanks for Lisa for heads up on this

The winner this year is Alice Munro The short story writer

Here is her Wikipedia page 

And a link to the short story the bear came over the mountain on new yorker here 

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Brian Joseph
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 09:31:36

    I need to read more of these writers who are considered favorites. Now that Munro is a winner, it is an enxuse for me to read her.

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  2. JoV
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 18:46:42

    I haven’t read any books from Munro. I think with this win, people like me will pick up her books and read them. Thanks for the news!

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  3. Vishy
    Oct 11, 2013 @ 19:02:38

    I haven’t heard of Svetlana Alexievich before. Thanks for writing about her. She looks like a fascinating writer. It is wonderful the Alice Munro won the Nobel. Well deserved and it is also a tribute to the art of the short story.

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  4. parrish lantern
    Oct 18, 2013 @ 19:41:31

    I’ve not read any Munro, or any of the other names mentioned above.

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  5. Claire 'Word by Word'
    Oct 25, 2013 @ 16:49:04

    A good choice and great for the short story everywhere.

    Reply

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