Wonderful news for literary enthusiasts, people who care about the Nobel Prize, fans of the short story, and ... Canadians! Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the 82-year-old author is the 13th woman to win. Congratulations, Alice! So well deserved.
As they announced her name in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy showered Alice with praise, saying that she was a “master of the contemporary short story.” She lives in Clinton, which is a town in Ontario. Her first collection of stories, Dance of the Happy Shades (1968), won the Governor General's Award. She says she plans to retire after Dear Life, her 14th collection. Her work can also frequently be seen in publications such as The New Yorker and The Atlantic Monthly.
She said in a statement: “I’m particularly glad that winning this award will please so many Canadians. I’m happy, too, that this will bring more attention to Canadian writing.”