Thursday, October 10, 2013

Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize

This is a great day for Canadian literature, and a great day to be a Canuck writer. Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Quick - someone call David Gilmour! I suspect the resulting and resounding thud heard throughout Canadian literati will be David Gilmour falling out of his chair. Or, perhaps, there will be a faint whimpering sound as Mr. Gilmour hides under his desk. The CBC broke the story this morning (Oct. 10, 2013).

The villagers are coming for you, Mr. Gilmour. But please, forget the horror tropes of pitchforks and torches. Instead, they come bearing accolades.

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