Saturday, 23 January 2010

Alice Munro

I recently cleared some space on the bookshelves at home and just in time too, as 4 second-hand copies of various Alice Munro short story collections arrived in the post this afternoon.

Here is an interview with the fabulous Alice Munro. In it she talks about being appalled at the ending of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Little Mermaid as a child. She walked around the outside of her house, making up a happy ending to the story; the mermaid got the prince and she didn’t have to be changed to foam on the sea! Munro describes this moment as the beginning of her writing career.

Munro won the Inernational Man Booker Prize in 2009.

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