Canadian Author wins Nobel Prize

“Making the announcement, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called her a ‘master of the contemporary short story’. The 82-year-old, whose books include Dear Life and Dance of the Happy Shades, is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901,” an article from BBC News’ website wrote earlier today. The article continued, “‘I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win,’ Munro told Canadian media. Presented by the Nobel Foundation, the award – which is presented to a living writer – is worth eight million kronor (£770,000). Previous winners include literary giants such as Rudyard Kipling, Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway.” Read the full article here.

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