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2013 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature: Alice Munro

Thursday, The Swedish Academy announced the winner of this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature, and they picked the amazing short story writer Alice Munro.

The 13th woman and the 1st Canadian, to be named a Nobel Prize-winner for literature, Munro is 82 years old and has 14 collections of short stories under her belt. Winning this prize at the end of her career. She’s said her latest collection, Dear Life, will be her last.

So many people have been coming out to praise Munro and say how her stories have influenced them.
Margaret Atwood:
‘Anatomised’ might be closer to what goes on in the work of Munro, though even that term is too clinical. What should we call the combination of obsessive scrutiny, archaeological unearthing, precise and detailed recollection, the wallowing in the seamier and meaner and more vengeful undersides of…

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