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 Kadar√© 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.

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