The first article appeared in The New Yorker in 2013 when Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature: http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/writers-on-munro. Seven writers discuss what Alice Munro’s fiction has meant to them. I love the comment by Julian Barnes: “her short stories have the density and reach of other people’s novels. I have sometimes tried to work out how she does it but never succeeded, and I am happy in this failure, because no one else can—or should be allowed to—write like the great Alice Munro.”
On Munro’s special day, it would be appropriate to read/re-read a Munro story. Since Munro has written 139 stories, choosing one might be difficult, so why not check out this article from last year: http://www.cbc.ca/books/2016/07/lorrie-moore-guy-vanderhaeghe-share-their-favourite-alice-munro-short-stories.html. CBC Books asked prominent writers and broadcasters to choose their favourite Munro short story or collection.
Happy birthday, Alice Munro!