“The constant happiness is curiosity.” ― Alice Munro
This might be the secret to the longevity of one of Canada’s greatest authors, who at 81 is still topping the New York Times Best Seller list. Alice Ann Munro, born on July 10, 1931 in Wingham, Ontario, published her first story in 1950. The short story writer has since won numerous awards, including three Governor General’s Awards, Canada’s highest literary prize. Though she announced her retirement in 2006, to the delight of her fans she has continued to write. The stories of her latest and possibly last work, Dear Life, “are not quite stories.” She explains, “I believe they are the first and last—and the closest—things I have to say about my own life.”
Books by Alice Munro can be found on the “Featured Author” display on the second floor at the Main Library.