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Alice Munro won Nobel Prize 2013 for literature

Oct 17, 2013 10:06 IST

Alice MunroAlice Munro won the Nobel Prize on 10 October 2013 for literature. She was the first Canadian woman to take the Nobel Prize since its launch in 1901.

About Alice Munro
• Alice Munro was born on the 10 July 1931 in Wingham, the Canadian province of Ontario.
• She started writing stories in her teens, but published her first book-length work in 1968, the story collection entitled Dance of the Happy Shades.
• Her works include Who Do You Think You Are? (1978), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), Runaway (2004), The View from Castle Rock (2006) and Too Much Happiness (2009).
• The collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001) became the basis of the film Away from Her from 2006, directed by Sarah Polley.
• Her most recent collection is Dear Life (2012).
• She won the Man International Booker Prize in 2009 for a body of work.
• She won the Giller Prize twice, for The Love of a Good Woman in 1998 and Runaway in 2004.
• She is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, for Dance of the Happy Shades, Who Do You Think You Are and The Progress of Love (1986).
• She was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 for her work as master of the modern short story.

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