Friday, August 28, 2009

Cheers, Alice Munro!

A class act by Alice Munro, who has withdrawn her book from consideration for the Giller Prize. It is very hard for young(er) writers to get publicity, or to compete with heavyweight names like Munro or Atwood. Hopefully, this opens up the field rather than setting up Atwood for another win, which would either make Munro's gesture seem futile, or make Atwood look like a gloryhound. Possibly, it will draw some additional attention, both nationally and internationally, to the Giller Prize nominees (or maybe i'm being optimistic).

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