[Originally posted June 21, 2013]
Alice Munro, the grand dame of Canadian literature, told the National Post she is retiring from writing. Munro won the Trillium Award (Ontario’s top literary prize) on June 18 for her 2012 collection of stories, “Dear Life,” her 13th collection. After the ceremony, she told Mark Medley of the National Post that she was finished writing.
“I think you do get to a stage where you sort of think about your life in a different way. And perhaps, when you’re my age, you don’t wish to be alone as much as a writer has to be.”
Munro acknowledges that her readers will be disappointed and offers them some advice.
“[T]ell them to go read the old ones over again. There’s lots of them.”