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"Runaway" with author Alice Munro (2004 Interview)

Alice Munro is now Canada's first Nobel Prize winner for Literature. Eleanor spoke with her in a restaurant in Goderich, Ontario in 2004, just before Munro won the Giller Prize for "Runaway." Now, with the Nobel, our joy knows no bounds!

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