Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature


norman lebrecht

October 10, 2013

The Canadian author wins 900,000 Euros. The Swedish Academy, unable to get hold of her, left a phone message.

alice munro

Her Wikipedia entry, instantly updated, says her father was ‘a fox and poultry farmer’. Can’t have been both, surely?

Wonder what Hélène Grimaud thinks…


  • …about the wolves she lost interest in after swearing eternal allegiance to them?

  • Karoline Baumer says:

    Wikipedia now says that he “was a fox and mink farmer”. How ephemerous job descriptions are these days.

  • Dinshaw burjorjee says:

    Does it matter? She is an excellent writer.

  • Donald Wright says:

    OK. I’ll plead ignorance here. What in the world is a fox farmer? (How far apart do you have to plant the rows of fox seed to grow new ones? When is the harvesting season? How much do they bring per ton of crop? 🙂

  • Francesca says:

    I hooe Alice doesn’t