Author(s): Alice Munro
The world's finest living short story writer turns to her family for inspiration; and what follows is a fictionalised, brilliantly imagined version of the past. From her ancestors' view from Edinburgh's Catle Rock in the eighteenth century to her parents' thwarted ambitions in Ontario, and her own awakening in 1950s Canada, Munro effortlessly weaves fact and myth to create an epic story of past and present, proving that fiction has much to tell us about life.
'Alice Munro has a strong claim to being the best fiction writer now working in North America... She is speaking to you and to me right here, right now' Jonathan Franzen
Shortlisted for James Tait Black Memorial Prize (Fiction) 2007.
Alice Munro is the author of The Beggar Maid (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) a novel, and several outstanding collections of stories, including Open Secrets (winner of the WHSmith Literary Award), Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and most recentlythe acclaimed Runaway. Her work appears regularly in The New Yorker and she is a winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Prize in her native Canada.