If, following the Nobel Prize announcement, you’re inspired to read a short story by a contemporary master of the form, Alice Munro, the MW Library is at your service!
The library has a copy of her Selected Stories (FIC MUN). In addition, the following stories are available in our databases (quickest way to access them is to search for Alice Munro in the author field):
In AP Source
- Golden Apples
- The Ferguson Girls Must Never Marry
- Working for a Living
- What Do You Want to Know For?
- Monsieur les Deux Chapeaux
- Hold Me Fast, Don’t Let Me Pass
- Dear Life
- Pictures of the Ice
My favorite quote from the NYT article about Munro winning the Nobel was when Munro told the CBC, “I would really hope this would make people see the short story as an important art, not just something you played around with until you got a novel.” Indeed! Here at MLWGS, the personal anthology project, our English team’s focus on global literature, and the MW Library’s inclusion of diverse short stories in our collection are some of the ways MLWGS students develop an appreciation for this form. This year, we have a senior doing a writing mentorship for which she is writing an original short story collection.