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Canadian author Alice Munro, queen of the short story, is the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
To celebrate literature's newest Nobel Laureate, the Guardian featured the "top 10 things you need to know about Alice Munro."
Alice Munro, 82, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Munro revolutionized the architecture of short stories, often beginning a story in an unexpected place, then moving backward or forward in time. She brought a modesty and subtle wit to her work...often traced to her background growing up in rural Canada.
Nobel prize for literature: Alice Munro belatedly emerges as second favourite
Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature 2013) (b. 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.
In 1998, Alice Munro's short story collection The Love of a Good Woman won the Giller Prize. Margaret Atwood offers a stirring celebration of Alice Munro - now a Nobel Prize winner - in the Guardian (www.guardian.co.u...) ... and you can also learn more about her here: www.thecanadianen...
Rabindranath Tagore (1861 – 1941)was a Bengali polymath, poet and humanist who reshaped his region's literature and music. Author of Gitanjali, its "profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse", he became the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913. See article - NYTimes.com