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    Canadian author Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature- the celebrated Canadian short-story writer has become the first Canadian-based writer to earn the honour.Munro is acclaimed for her finely tuned storytelling, which is characterized by clarity and psychological realism. Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov. Her stories are often set in small town environments.

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    Johannes Brahms, circa 1853, age 20. Liszt had nothing on this fellow.

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    Astrid Lindgren (1907 – 2002) was a Swedish author and screenwriter. She is the world's 18th most translated author and has sold roughly 145 million copies worldwide. She was the creator of Pippi Longstocking. -- Is Kirsten Dunst related to her, or am I the only one to see the facial resemblance? Always loved the name Pippi Longstocking.

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