InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Alice Munro Withdraws from Running for $50,000 Prize

alicemunroe.jpgAfter winning the prestigious Giller Prize twice in her career, author Alice Munro (pictured, via) has taken her new collection out of running for the $50,000 award.

According to CBC News, the author has removed the short story collection, “Too Much Happiness,” from the running: “Munro has withdrawn from this year’s competition saying she’s clearing the way for younger writers to capture the $50,000 annual prize.”

Recently, Munro won the third Man Booker International Prize, picked for the £60,000 (roughly $83,700) award out of a longlist that included 14 writers from 12 different countries. Brad Hooper, author of “The Fiction of Alice Munro,” analyzed the celebrated writer’s move in a provocative column entitled, “Is Alice Munro Stupid?

Mediabistro Course

Women's Magazine Writing

Women's Magazine WritingPitch and publish in women's magazines with the health director of Family Circle! Starting September 30, Lynya Floyd will teach you how to wow editors with stories they want and need for their publications. You'll learn how to workshop pitch letters to endure editors will read them, master the voice and tone of women's magazines, find sources, and connect with other writers in the industry. Register now!