Stockholm: Canadian short story writer Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize today.
She is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature.
The Swedish Academy honoured Munro, 82, as a “master of the contemporary short story”.
It hailed her “finely tuned storytelling, which is characterised by clarity and psychological realism. Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov.”
“Her stories are often set in small town environments, where the struggle for a socially acceptable existence often results in strained relationships and moral conflicts— problems that stem from generational differences and colliding life ambitions,” it said.
Munro will receive the prize sum of eight million Swedish kronor (USD 1.24 million).
She will be presented with her award at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.