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

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. (More Alice Munro stories.)

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