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[on learning she had been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature] I am dazed by all the attention and affection that has been coming my way this morning. When I began writing there was a very small community of Canadian writers and little attention was paid by the world. Now Canadian writers are are read, admired and respected around the globe. I'm so thrilled to be this year's recipient [and...
Her literary inspirations include Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor, Katherine Anne Porter, Carson McCullers, and Anton Chekhov.