Canadian Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature for being the “master of the contemporary short story,” the award-giving body said on Thursday. Munro was awarded a prize of 8 million crowns ($1.25 million).
The literature prize is the fourth of this year’s crop of prizes, which were established in the will of Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel and awarded for the first time in 1901.
Munro is acclaimed for her finely tuned storytelling, which is characterized by clarity & psychological realism. #NobelPrize#Literature— Nobelprize_org (@Nobelprize_org) October 10, 2013
Lucky 13! Alice Munro is the 13th woman to receive the #NobelPrize in #Literature & the 110th Nobel Laureate in Literature.— Nobelprize_org (@Nobelprize_org) October 10, 2013