Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize

Yes, Canada's literary darling, Alice Munro, second only to the terrifying Margaret Atwood, has won the third Man Booker International Prize. She beat out heavyweights Peter Carey, E.L. Doctorow, V.S Naipaul and Joyce Carol Oates.

This is the international version of the UK Man Booker Prize and is awarded every two years.

A paperback edition of My Best Stories will appear this fall. Her new collection, Too Much Happiness, is set to pub this August.

Most exciting of all is that Munro's last collection, Runaway, is being turned into a film directed by none other than my beloved Jane Campion. Why do I love Jane C.? Let me count the ways:

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