Alice Munro, master of the short story

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As Steve says in this 2005 profile, part of the magic of Nobel Prize-winning short story author Alice Munro was the way she condensed the essence of a life into a short space. Maybe just a paragraph.

In this piece, we hear from Munro herself, as well as some of the prominent writers and critics — editor Charles McGrath, writer Lorrie Moore, and critic James Wood — who are her admirers. We also hear excerpts from her work performed by Sara Phillips. 

Munro passed away on May 13, 2024. She was 92.