Alice Munro Wins the Nobel Prize in Literature


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Congratulations, Alice Munro!

The Nobel Committee announced today that Ms. Alice Munro is this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature making her the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize. Ms. Munro, 82, has won the prize for her lifetime body of short story work. In doing so, the renowned Canadian storyteller has brought a fresh appreciation for the short story as an art form. Source

“The Nobel, one of the most prestigious and lucrative prizes in the
world, is given to a writer for a lifetime’s body of work, rather than a
single novel, short story or collection. The winner receives 8 million
Swedish kronor, or about $1.2 million.” — The New York Times

Ms. Munro has talked about retiring — being through with writing.

“Speaking to a reporter after the announcement of the prize, Peter
Englund, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, said that Ms.
Munro is capable of a “fantastic portrayal of human beings.” Whether Ms.
Munro is really finished writing, he said, is up to her.” — The New York Times

Would you like to know what the nomination and selection process is for the Literature Laureates? You can learn all about it at Nobelprize.org