The Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 has been awarded to Alice Munro, “master of the contemporary short story”. Good to see the short story getting recognised. I’ve not read Alice Munro – any thoughts from people who have? Would this be a suitable hint to drop in family ears for Christmas?
Our ridiculously modest Tanya Aydon was quietly awarded joint first prize in the Barbara Pym Society’s short story competition, for her piece ‘Unexpected Flowers’, on Saturday 31st August.
This involved lunch at St. Hilda’s, Oxford, and all sorts of jollities that we will have to pry out of Tanya with a snail fork. She has such an elegant, generous, dazzling talent, we can only marvel at the care with which she arranges the bushel. We are terribly proud of her!
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