The panel, which comprised writers Jane Smiley, Amit Chaudhuri and Andrey Kurkov, praised the 77-year-old for the originality and depth of her work.
'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,' they said.
'To read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before.'
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Yay! Canadian writer Alice Munro wins International Booker Prize: