The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro, "master of the contemporary short story," according to the citation read by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.
The New York Times reported that although "winners are traditionally notified by phone in the hour before the announcement, the Swedish Academy was unable to locate Ms. Munro, according to the Twitter account for the Nobel Prize. It left a phone message instead."
Munro's books include Dear Life published last year, which appears to be her last. She told The National Post in Canada this year that she was finished writing, a sentiment she echoed in other interviews; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage; Runaway; The View from Castle Rock; Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You; Too Much Happiness; and more.
To celebrate literature's newest Nobel Laureate, the Guardian featured the "top 10 things you need to know about Alice Munro." And the Toronto Globe & Mail offered "10 reasons why Alice Munro is a genius."
Jacki @ Central