OTTAWA — With the news that Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for literature, Canadians from coast to coast are now pretending to have read her collected works in record figures.
‘The View from Castle Rock’ (2006), ‘Too Much happiness’ (2009), and’ The Progress of Love’ (1986) are now trending nationally on Twitter and are appearing in conversation as frequently as incorrect movie quotes.
“I never really delve into books, but with Munro, her novels like Runaway (2004) and Open Secrets (1994) just flow so smoothly that I can’t put them down,” said Greg Vroome
When prompted that Munro is considered the master of the short story, Vroome was quick to correct himself:
“But the short stories just have so much depth that I consider them novels, like ‘Dear Life (2012)’. That was masterful.”
English teachers across Canada were quick to celebrate the Nobel award as this will mean Canadians might learn that Margaret Atwood is not the only Canadian author.