28 May 2009

Man Booker International Prize

The winner of this year's Man Booker International Prize is Canadian Alice Munro.

Alice Munro is mostly known as a short story writer and yet she brings as much depth, wisdom and precision to every story as most novelists bring to a lifetime of novels. To read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before.

The Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000 to the winner, is awarded once every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage. It was first awarded to Ismail KadarĂ© in 2005 and then to Chinua Achebe in 2007.