Okay, this is old news now, but on October 10 beloved Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for literature. Unfortunately, the eighty-two-year-old Munro will not be attending the ceremony to receive her award due to health concerns. I have a confession to make. Despite majoring in English in university and taking a course in Canadian literature, I have read very little of Alice Munro’s work. Why, I have no idea. I suppose in part because she is known for her short stories, and I really ‘t read short stories that often. Still, I feel a bit guilty as a Canadian that I am not more familiar with her work.
On a lighter note, the CBC has created the “Who said it Quiz: Alice Munro or Jay-Z?” Despite my limited knowledge of both the writer and the rapper, I managed to score 70%. Not bad!