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Alice Munro wins Man Booker International


alicemunroNot to be confused with the Man Booker Prize, the International Prize is awarded every two years to a living author whose work has contributed to fiction on the world stage.

Alice Munro is the third recipient of this prize, previous winners were Ismail Kadaré in 2005 and Chinua Achebe in 2007.

We were all quite excited to hear this news, since Alice Munro is Canadian (like us) and has close ties to Victoria (where AbeBooks HQ is located).

Back in 1951 Alice married James Munro and the couple moved west and had some children. In 1966 they opened Munro’s Books, a Victoria landmark and one of the nicest bookstores you will find in Canada.

So a big congratulations to Alice Munro, I’m sure she will enjoy the £60,000 prize.

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One Response to “Alice Munro wins Man Booker International”

  1. Richard Davies
    Richard Davies May 27, 2009 at 9:51 am

    I’m sure she’ll enjoy £60,000!!!!!