It now appears that the financial background of successful authors is a subject for books, perhaps because publishers deem this will be more interesting to readers than discussion of their literary work. Fine. I’d like to know how much money Stephen King and Mary Higgins Clark sock away, and what they do with it. But Alice Munro? Check out this article for a no-nonsense review of this trend in a book that snoops into the financial affairs of one of the best short story writers in the English language.