Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize

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Alice Munro wins Nobel literature prize
Stockholm, Oct 10: Canadian author Alice Munro won the Nobel literature prize on Thursday, Oct 10 for her short stories that focussed on the frailties of the human condition. The Swedish Academy termed her as a master of contemporary short story.

Munro is the first Canadian to receive the award after Saul Bellow and the 13th female literature laureate and will receive $ 1.2 million for her work.

She is often termed as the modern Chekhov for her warmth, compassion and her insight through her words.

She is the daughter of a fox farmer and a teacher and has a major in journalism.

Munro to receive .2 million in a formal ceremony

The academy said that 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.

She was tipped to be a favourite days before the announcement. She will receive the award at a formal ceremony in Stockholm on December 10.

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