A look at the work and life of author Alice Munro
News that Alice Munro, 82, was the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature was met with tremendous enthusiasm from her fans in America. The Canadian author is known as a master of short fiction, a talent that is often overlooked by prize juries. Here is a look at the author, whose stories exquisitely explore the fragile relationships between people.
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Upon winning the Nobel Prize, Alice Munro told her publisher: "This is so surprising and wonderful. I am dazed by all the attention and affection that has been coming my way this morning. It is such an honor to receive this wonderful recognition from the Nobel Committee and I send them my thanks." Then she stopped answering her phone.