Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize

Penguin Books Canada

Penguin Canada author Alice Munro has won the third Man Booker International Prize. The prize, worth £60,000 is the international version of the UK's Man Booker Prize and is awarded once every two years to an author for a body of work with outstanding international impact.

The judging panel said: 'Alice Munro is mostly known as a short story writer and yet she brings as much depth, wisdom and precision to every story as most novelists bring to a lifetime of novels. To read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before.'

Munro is one of Canada's most celebrated writers and Penguin Canada publishes more than 20 of her titles, including The Love of a Good Woman, The View from Castle Rock, Lives of Girls and Women and Runaway. Penguin will release the paperback edition of Alice Munro's My Best Stories, with an Introduction by Margaret Atwood, on September 29th.

Alice Munro book jackets

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