Alice Munro wins Man Booker International Prize
According to the official announcement, Alice Munro has won the International Man Booker Prize. "I am totally amazed and delighted," she said in a press release.
The judging committee, which included Southern California writer Jane Smiley, noted that Munro's reputation as a master of short fiction was deserved, but implies that the form was less meaningful than the quality of her work.
Munro, who is 77, will be awarded a trophy and 60,000 pounds on June 25 in Dublin, Ireland.
-- Carolyn Kellogg
Photo: George Waldman for the Los Angeles Times