" Munro s stories enact what can only be called a sort of magic li Smith This first-ever selection of Alice Munro s stories sums up her genius. Her territory is the secrets that cackle beneath the fa ade of everyday lives, the pain and promises, loves and fears of apparently ordinary men and women whom she renders extraordinary and unforgettable. In short, perfection' Guardian"
First-ever selection of one of the world's greatest living short-story writers, winner of the Man Booker International Prize 2009.
Winner of the Man Booker International Prize for 2009, Alice Munro is the author of twelve collections of stories, most recently Too Much Happiness, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the W.H. Smith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.