The library will hold its next Book Club for Writers discussion on Thursday, January 24. The discussion will focus on stories by Alice Munro and William Trevor, both regularly named by critics as among the very best short story writers at work today.
Canadian Alice Munro has won the Man Booker International Prize and has three times won Canada’s Governor General’s Award for Fiction. She has been hailed by Cynthia Ozick as “our Chekhov,” and is described by the Guardian as “a perennial contender” for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her fellow Canadian Margaret Atwood says, “Among writers, her name is spoken in hushed tones.” She has published thirteen collections of short stories, most recently Dear Life (2012).
Book Club for Writers is a fiction discussion program that meets four times a year. Discussions are open to all, and focus particularly on questions of craft and technique that will interest writers and aspiring writers. Created by the New Hampshire Writers’ Project, Book Club for Writers is sponsored locally by a fiction writing group that meets weekly at the library.
The next Book Club for Writers discussion will be held on Thursday, April 25 and will feature “The Bloody Chamber” by Angela Carter and “Travels with the Snow Queen” by Kelly Link.