Margaret Atwood On Alice Munro's Long Road To The Nobel
"Back in the 1950s and 60s, when Munro began, there was a feeling that not only female writers but Canadians were thought to be both trespassing and transgressing. Munro found herself referred to as 'some housewife', and was told that her subject matter, being too 'domestic', was boring. A male writer told her she wrote good stories, but he wouldn't want to sleep with her. 'Nobody invited him,' said Munro tartly."
The Guardian (UK) 10/10/13