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Alice Munro of Canada wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature

Alice Munro of Canada wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature

<p>Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. The 82-year-old Munro, who only writes short stories, is often compared to Russian writer Anton Chekov for the depiction of the human condition in her fiction, with plot and drama frequently being secondary to moments of enlightenment.</p>

Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. The 82-year-old Munro, who only writes short stories, is often compared to Russian writer Anton Chekov for the depiction of the human condition in her fiction, with plot and drama frequently being secondary to moments of enlightenment.

The prize citation stated that she won the award as the 'master of the contemporary short story'.

Many of the stories in the 14 volumes that Munro has published between 1968 and 2012 - about one every three or four years - are set in the same region of Huron County in the Canadian province of Ontario. Hailed as the finest living short story writer, Munro is considered to be the proponent of a form that rivals the novel in her hands.

Here is a list of Munro's short story collections:

Dance of the Happy Shades (1968)
Lives of Girls and Women (1971)
Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You (1974)
Who Do You Think You Are? (1978)
The Moons of Jupiter (1982)
The Progress of Love (1986)
Friend of My Youth (1990)
Open Secrets (1994)
The Love of a Good Woman (1998)
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage (2001)
Runaway (2004)
The View from Castle Rock (2006)
Too Much Happiness (2009)
Dear Life (2012)


first published:October 10, 2013, 16:36 IST