Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature

Nobel award ‘a splendid thing to happen,’ says Ontario author

CBC News Oct 10, 2013 7:02 AM ET

“Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901.

Munro, 82, only the 13th woman given the award, was lauded by the Swedish Academy during the Nobel announcement in Stockholm as the “master of the contemporary short story.”

“We’re not saying just that she can say a lot in just 20 pages — more than an average novel writer can — but also that she can cover ground. She can have a single short story that covers decades, and it works,” said Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.”

Two of Alice Munro’s collections of short stories are available in the ESTEC library:

Too Much Happiness

Runaway

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