2004 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Winner

Alice Munro Runaway McClelland & Stewart / Douglas Gibson Books 2004 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Winner

Alice Munro
McClelland & Stewart / Douglas Gibson Books

Alice Munro for Runaway

"Writing at the height of her powers, Alice Munro continues to define the short story for an international audience. Hers is an art visible only in its effects, her prose never postures, her characters never speak for anyone but themselves.

In the eight stories that make up Runaway, Munro takes us deep into the lives of individuals whose experiences become part of our own through the sheer force of her empathy; as readers, our knowledge that these people do not exist leaves us awestruck. Each story is a model of the form, but collected they become a work of startling vision, a wise, compassionate yet unsentimental whole much greater than its parts."

-2004 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize jury (Zsuzsi Gartner, Sylvia Fraser, and Michael Redhill)

About the Book

Runaway is a book of extraordinary stories about love and its infinite betrayals and surprises. In Munro's hands, the people she writes about—women of all ages and circumstances, and their friends, lovers, parents, and children—become as vivid as our own neighbours.

About the Author

Alice Munro published her first book of short stories in 1968 and since then she has published fifteen more. Her work frequently appears in magazines including The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and the Paris Review. She won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize in 2004 and was a finalist for the prize in 1998, 2001, and 2009. On December 10, 2013, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Munro lives in Clinton, Ontario.




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