Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for Literature
October 11 , 2013
Canadian author Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for Literature this year; the names of two of her books are "Dance of the Happy Shades" and "Dear Life."
The 82-year old mentioned earlier this year that she plans on retiring from writing. Permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy Peter Englund referred to her as being a "master of the contemporary short story" and said it won't matter if she retires since what she has written until now is enough to win her the Nobel Prize.
Munro is the 13th woman to receive the honor out of the total 106 and is also the first Canadian author since Saul Bellow.
She mentioned that she's amazed and glad that "winning this award will please so many Canadians."