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Canadian Alice Munro Takes Nobel Prize for Literature

The Stockholm-based Nobel Committee has announced that Canadian Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. In Thursday's prize announcement the Nobel Committee called the 82-year-old Munro a "master of the contemporary short story." Many of Munro's stories are set in Canada, often in her home territory of southwestern Ontario. Her work, often featuring subtle moments of enlightenment, has been compared to that of Russian writer Anton Chekhov, who is ...

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