The Nobel Prize


Nobel-Shaped Literature and the Politics of Prestige


Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature and many people – especially Canadians – are thrilled about what is widely portrayed as an achievement for Canada. I am too in my own way. Alice Munro is a favourite writer of mine and few books have moved me like Who Do You Think You Are? moved me when I first read it in my late teens. I think it is important, though, that we consider what the...