I've never heard of her before (only on radio yesterday actually, when they discussed the possible Nobel lit prize winner). Anyway, from what I read of her, I think she might be the kind of writer that I would enjoy reading. Do you have any suggestion which books I should start with?
I HAVE to comment on this one. I had the same English Teacher in High School as Alice Munroe did. Alice Munroe got 87 percent in Audrey Tiffin's English Class, and I got 67 percent, and I'm thrilled to know that I was only 20 marks behind a Nobel Prize winner! She also came in person to our English class when I was in Grade 13 and talked to us seriously about whether to have a more active ending to the short story she was writing at the time. I've often thought of that, because as young people, of course we like the idea of a protagonist taking real action to solve a problem. But as I've grown older, and am more experienced, I think Alice Munroe was right, although the Action is more appealing in a story sense, the truth is that in "The Lives of Girls and Women" (the title of one of her collections of short stories) women will often choose to not rock the boat, or take a secret action that no one will ever know about and never bring it up again (The way the protagonist does in he story "Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You"... (Spoiler Alert.... she still hasn't got around to telling even by the end of the story)
If you do read any of her books, I grew up in some of those locations that she talks about. The Science storage room where the teachers had an affair... was right across the hall from my Grade 10 home room, and my grade 11 biology class. The Golf Course she talks about went out of business and reverted to farmland...specifically my best friend's farm... she often found golf balls.