Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Alice Munro Did Not Kill the Short Story

On 10 October 2013, an author I know Twitter-declared that "the short story is officially dead."

This was a direct response to the announcement that Alice Munro is the 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Dead? Officially dead? Makes me want to go in and immediately lecture my students on the dangers of hyperbole.

So here's a couple of thoughts on the latest Twitter death rumor: