One of my favorite parts of the year is during the fall when the Nobel Peace Prize winners are announced. This year I was over the moon to hear the news that Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro is one of my idols. Not only are her short stories ones that I continuously read over and over again, but they are the kind of stories and characters that I think of long after reading her books. Runaway is one of my favorites of hers and if you haven’t given Munro a read it’s an excellent place to start.
P.S. This is a great Atlantic piece about Alice Munro’s win.