Alice Munro May Be Done Writing

Author, 81, says she's 'probably' finished

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jun 20, 2013 3:36 PM CDT

(Newser) – Less than a year after Philip Roth announced he had stopped writing books, another literary great may be retiring: Alice Munro. The 81-year-old Canadian author, widely regarded as one of the world's greatest short story writers, told Canada's National Post during a recent interview that she was "probably not going to write anymore." Fiction editor Deborah Treisman of the New Yorker, where Munro has often been published, told the AP today that she has not received any new material from Munro since last year. If true, click to read a reaction from one devoted fan who is OK with the decision.

A 2009 photo of Canadian author Alice Munro.
A 2009 photo of Canadian author Alice Munro.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)
A 2009 file photo of Alice Munro.
A 2009 file photo of Alice Munro.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, file)
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