Wednesday, 27 May 2009
Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize
Canadian author Alice Munro has just won the third Man Booker International Prize. Worth £60,000 to the winner, this is awarded once every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage. It was first awarded to Ismail Kadaré in 2005 and then to Chinua Achebe in 2007. Munro is one of Canada's most celebrated writers and is often considered the world's finest short story writer. Abbey's has a number of her books in stock, with plenty of copies of her 2006 work The View from Castle Rock at a special price of $12.95.
Posted by Abbey's Bookshop at 17:14