Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature

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10 October 2013
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AwaitingImage.jpg Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature
The Canadian writer was acclaimed by the judges as a 'master of the contemporary short story.' ...
The Canadian writer was acclaimed by the judges as a 'master of the contemporary short story.'
Alice Munro, 82, published her first short story in 1950. In 2009 she was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for her complete body of work. Her writing has been compared to that of Chekhov.
Earlier this year, she announced that she was probably not going to write any more stories.
She is the first Canadian writer, and only the 13th woman, to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature since 1901, when it was established. Saul Bellow, who was born in Canada and raised in America, won it in 1976.

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