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  • I still feel that Alice Munro is mine. I am the perfect audience for her brand of quiet, seething feminism

    Lena Dunham
  • Munro is so good that one gropes for superlatives

    Daily Telegraph
  • Superb. Its dense weave of colour and texture offers manifold witty surprises and the poetry of place that is the hallmark of Munro’s stories

    Steve Davies, Independent
  • In Munro's work, nothing can be predicted. Emotions erupt. Preconceptions crumble. Surprises proliferate

    Margaret Atwood
  • Her prose is exact and unflinching, coolly anatomising vengeful grudges, dark crimes and curdled emotions

  • The Nobel laureate’s mastery of the miniature is clear in this early portrait of small-town life

    Nicholas Lezard, Guardian
  • She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion

    Jonathan Franzen
  • She knows us better than we know ourselves. She always has

    Washington Times
  • Reading Munro's cut-crystal prose is unadulterated pleasure

    Daily Telegraph
  • A compelling portrait of the artist as a young girl

    Maggie Doherty, The Times Literary Supplement

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