Now I have to ask myself this question: Should I be proud that I know the new recipient and have read something by her or should I be sad that I didn't find a new great author this way as I usually do? I think I am a little of both.
Congratulations not just to Alice Munro but to all my Canadian friends, one of whom even suggested her when I asked the question "who would be your favourite Nobel Prize winner" on my facebook page a couple of days ago.
Alice Munro received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 for being the "master of the contemporary short story".
I have read "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage" and "Runaway" by her.
Photograph by Derek Shapton.