Friday, 11 October 2013
Alice Munro – 2013 Nobel Prize Winner
Short story writer Alice Munro has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. The Nobel Committee described the 82 year old Canadian as the “master of the contemporary short story" and noted that some critics considered her a Canadian Chekhov. Her stories often focus on the lives of ordinary men and women in small-town Ontario, where she has spent most of her life, and explore human relationships through ordinary everyday events. In 2009, she was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for her entire body of work. Munro announced earlier this year that her latest book, Dear Life, a collection of partly autobiographical stories published in 2012, would be her last.