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Vintage Munro: Nobel Prize Edition

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The updated and expanded Nobel Prize Edition of this exquisite Story collection, which includes work from the whole span of Alice Munro's venerable career.
This classic collection-now revised and expanded-is the perfect introduction to Nobel Laureate Alice Munro's brilliant, revelatory short stories, in which she unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center of human experience.

The stories in this volume span Munro's career: The title stories from her collections The Moons of Jupiter; The Progress of Love; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; "Differently," from Friend of My Youth; "Carried Away," from Open Secrets; and (new to this edition) "In Sight of the Lake," from Dear Life. Vintage Munro also includes the text of the Nobel Prize Presentation Speech, given by Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy.


01. April 2014
Vintage Contemporaries
Alice Munro
188 g
Größe (L/B/H)
133/199/20 mm


Alice Munro

Alice Munro is the author of thirteen collections of stories—including Dear Life, Runaway, and Too Much Happiness—as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. Among the many awards and prizes she received are three Governor General’s Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes in Canada; the Rea Award; the Lannan Literary Award; the National Book Critics Circle Award; and the International Booker Prize. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. Alice Munro died in 2024.


"Alice Munro is often able to say more in 30 pages than an ordinary novelist is capable of in 300. She is a virtuoso of the elliptical . . . the master of the contemporary short story. . . . Munro, like few others, have come close to solving the greatest mystery of them all: the human heart and its caprices." The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 - Presentation Speech

Her work felt revolutionary when I came to it, and it still does. Jhumpa Lahiri

She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion. Jonthan Franzen

The authority she brings to the page is just lovely. Elizabeth Strout

She s the most savage writer I ve ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive. Jeffery Eugenides

Alice Munro can move characters through time in a way that no other writer can. Julian Barnes

She is a short-story writer who reimagined what a story can do. Loorie Moore

There s probably no one alive who s better at the craft of the short story. Jim Shepard

A true master of the form. Salman Rushdie

A wonderful writer. Joyce Carol Oates


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