Alice Munro makes History with Nobel Prize win for Literature

by Rachel Baker on October 10, 2013

Alice Munro is the first Canadian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. And here’s the story from The Globe and Mail, a Canadian news outlet.

For the first time in history, the Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to a Canadian. Alice Munro, one of the world’s most respected and admired writers, was announced this morning as the winner of the prize in an especially notable year: one in which she has announced her retirement.

The 82-year-old author of 14 books of short stories is only the 13th woman to win the world’s most prestigious literary award. Earlier this year she announced her intention to stop writing, stating that her most recent book, Dear Life, would be her last.

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