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Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize for Literature - peoplewhowrite

Alice Munro

Alice Munro, has won the Nobel Prize in Literature, an award worth eight million kronor (more than $1 million). The Swedish jury that decided the winner called the Canadian author a “master of the contemporary short story” and said she is a “fantastic portrayer of human beings.”

Munro, the 13th woman to win, admitted to the Canadian press, “I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win.”

The writer of the much acclaimed 2012 novel Dear Life is no stranger to prizes. She won the 2009 Man Booker International Prize, and counts the National Book Critics Circle Prize, the Governor General’s prize (three times), and The Commonwealth Writers’ Prize among her literary trophies. Prior to her writing career, she was a housewife.


2 responses to “Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature

  1. Pingback: Elizabeth Gilbert Calls 2013 "The Year of the Woman Writer" | people who write

  2. Alice Munro is one of my literary idols. She makes me proud to be Canadian. I recently heard an interview where Margaret Atwood was the interviewer and Munro the interviewee. It was very illuminating to hear the two of them discuss writing and gender politics and much more. I was so happy for her when I heard that she had won last year. As a new blogger and writer I find her to be the biggest of inspirations.

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