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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - June 20, 2006, Winnipeg, Manitoba D4 WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2006ENTERTAINMENT Literary icon Alice Munro expected to retire tonight By Richard Helm EDMONTON � Canadian literary icon Alice Munro is expected to announce at a Toronto fundrais�er tonight that she has written her last book. Munro is scheduled to give a reading at a benefit and book launch for Writ�ing Life, a PEN Canada anthology of essays from 50 Canadian and interna�tional authors that is scheduled to hit stores July 1. In her contribution to the volume, Munro cites a tremor in her writing nerves in the face of constant interruptions and advancing age. (She will be 75 next month.) She says she can quit writing �in the interests of a manageable life� and with the knowl�edge that it�s rare for outstanding work to be produced in a author�s later years, �so one or two books fewer won�t really be anybody�s loss.� Many will beg to differ. Munro�s 13th and apparently last book of short fiction, The View from Castle Rock, is due for a November release and will relate stories the author has plumbed from an exhaus�tive search of her own ancestry. Her most recent book, Runaway, won Munro her second Giller Prize in 2004 and prompted novelist Jonathan Franzen, in a review for the New York Times, to dub her �the best fiction writer now working in North Ameri�ca.� Raves like that have followed Munro around ever since she won the first of her three Governor General�s Awards for her debut collection of stories, Dance of the Happy Shades, in 1968. The Atlantic Monthly has called Munro the �living author most likely to be read in a hundred years� and the Times of London once declared �when reading her work it is difficult to remember why the novel was ever invented.� Last April, Munro added another honour to her resum� when she was awarded the MacDowell Medal by the MacDowell Colony, a leading artist res�idency program in the U.S. Munro was chosen �in recognition of the emotional largeness and the dry-eyed precision of her beautiful stories,� the selection committee said in its citatation. �Reviewers have often compared Munro to Chekhov, and this is no over�statement. When you close a book of hers, you know a lot more about what it means to be human.� Munro is known for short stories that explore relationships through the vivid, unremarkable lives of ordinary people, often women living in rural Ontario or B.C. 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