Alice Munro May Not Be Done Writing Just Yet


Back in June, celebrated Canadian short fiction writer Alice Munro announced she was leaving writing to finally relax and enjoy her friends and family. Then, earlier this month, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Now, it seems she may still have more to say. In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Munro admits, “I have promised to retire but now and then I get an idea.”

After forty years of prolific writing, Munro has certainly earned a break. We must admit, however, we’re still kind of hoping she elects to put a few more of those ideas onto the page.

Kaveh Akbar's poems appear in the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, Best American Poetry, New York Times, and elsewhere. He is the author of Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James 2017) and a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic, published by Sibling Rivalry. The recipient of a Levis Reading Prize and a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship, Kaveh is the founding editor of Divedapper, a home for interviews with major voices in contemporary poetry. Born in Tehran, Iran, he teaches at Purdue University and in the low-residency MFA programs at Randolph College and Warren Wilson. More from this author →