From the Archives: Alice Munro and Diana Athill in Conversation

At the time, Munro’s Too Much Happiness, was her newest release in a legacy of short stories. Athill, 90, has also led an illustrious career in publishing and writing both novels and memoirs.

Munro retraced her memories of the earliest stories she read and how they inspired her to rewrite her own endings. She and Athill also looked back at how life changes as you gain experience writing, have children and grow older.

“That’s a big surprise, how you do stay inside pretty much the same person,” Munro said.