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Outstanding Alice Munro Interview (Audio)

posted Oct 23, 2013, 8:05 AM by Holloway McCandless   [ updated Oct 23, 2013, 8:09 AM ]
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As those of you who follow Litagogo know, I'm a literary podcast proselytizer. Thanks to the Nobel Prize Committee, one of my favorite audio interviews of all time, a conversation between CBC's Eleanor Wachtel and Alice Munro, has been re-released on Wachtel's "Writers and Company" podcast to celebrate Munro's 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. 

In the podcast the two women meet in Munro's favorite Goderich lunch spot and they dish about the arc of Munro's life and career, her opinions on adultery and hardship in fiction, her childhood in rural Ontario and how a scholarship launched her into the wider world, her frustration with the heroines of Tolstoy, her intimation of the sex in Austen, the unconscious theme of the stories in Runaway, the differing nature of her relationships with her mother and father, and her exploratory composition method.

It's 53 minutes of Munro fangirl bliss. I recommend downloading the audio now because individual podcasts eventually expire off the CBC's "Writers and Company" iTunes feed. 

Grab it now: downloading and listening links are included in my Litagogo post about the "Best Alice Munro Interview."