Author(s): Alice Munro
Ranging from the 1850s through two world wars to the present, and from Canada to Brisbane, the Balkans and the Somme, these dazzling stories reveal the secrets of unconventional women who refuse to be contained.
An illuminating collection from one of the most celebrated story writers of our time
Winner of WH Smith Literary Prize 1995 and W H Smith Annual Literary Award 1995.
"Brilliant at evoking life's diversity and unpredictability, [Alice Munro is] an unrivalled chronicler of human nature" Sunday Times "She is the best fiction writer in North America" Vancouver Sun "Alice Munro excites the writer in me - there is something new to learn from her in every sentence" A. S. Byatt "Alice Munro's stories are miraculous" -- Lucy Hughes-Hallet Sunday Times "The Great One" -- Jonathan Franzen
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for 2009, Alice Munro is the author of eleven collections of stories, most recently The View from Castle Rock, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the W.H. Smith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, the Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.