Alice Munro

Last week, Canadian short story writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature, just a few months after she announced her retirement from publication. The news was met with delight by her many fans, including other authors, such as Margaret Atwood.

One of Munro's best loved stories is Cortes Island, from her collection The Love of a Good Woman, first published in 1998. You can read a synopsis of the story here, or read Cortes Island in full, as it appeared in The New Yorker, by clicking on the image below.