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This is Why Everyone is Excited About Alice Munro Winning the Nobel Prize for Literature

Stef McDonald

Hearing about Alice Munro's Nobel Prize for Literature win (email from my mom) felt like hearing great news about a friend or family member (then I called my mom to talk about it). It's the masterful writing—but also what it does to us. This New Yorker piece explains: "It’s often said of Munro that her stories are so packed with emotion and incident that they are like novels—generations playing out their compulsions and longings across a few pages. Other writers study her work with devotion..."

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