Alice Munro Makes Canadian History

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Alice Munro, 82, has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, making her the first Canadian recipient of the award in history.  She is the thirteenth woman in the long-running history of the prestigious award to win for her literary contributions.

Munro is renowned for her short story writing, not only among her fellow Canadians but on an international stage as well.  She has previously won notable awards such as the Booker Prize, The Giller Prize (twice) The Governor General Award for English Fiction (three times), the WH Smith Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize, to name a few.

Alice Munro decided retire from writing with her latest collection of stories, Dear Life.  That being said, we would like to borrow one of her quotes, as it truly is quite fitting for a long and celebrated writing career.

That’s something I think is growing on me as I get older: happy endings.

Congratulations, Ms Munro, from all of your dedicated readers.

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