Nobel Prize in Literature 2013: Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

Nobel Prize in Literature 2013: Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Canadian author Alice Munro was named the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, the head of the Swedish Academy announced in Stockholm on October 10, 2013.

Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in LiteratureMunro, 82, was announced as the winner by Swedish Academy Permanent Secretary Peter Englund at 1pm at the academy in Stockholm’s Gamla Stan.

Munro’s writing career began when she was a teenager growing up in Ontario. She began studying journalism and English at the University of Western Ontario, but left university when she got married in 1951, eventually moving with her husband to British Columbia where they opened a book store.

Munro becomes the 13th woman to claim the literature Nobel. The last woman to win was Romanian-born author Herta Müller in 2009.

She is also the second Canadian-born author to win the Nobel Prize in Literature after Saul Bellow, who won in 1976.

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