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Friday, July 15, 2016

25 Inspiring Alice Munro Quotes on Writing

Happy birthday to Alice Munro, the acclaimed Canadian short-story writer who won the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. "Munro's stories are short and narrowly drawn that makes them so precise and thus able to cut like a very well-honed knife," our own Michelle Dean wrote in 2013. "Munro stands, generally, for the idea that just because the ostensible subject of your story is small, that doesn't mean it's without big implications, or even big effect." Over the years, Munro has had a lot to say about her writing process and how her stories have developed over time. Here are 25 quotes from the author about her personal writing habits, obsessions, and more.