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Congratulations to Canadian writer Alice Munro, who nabbed the Nobel Prize for Literature from rumored competitors Bob Dylan, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera and Joyce Carol Oates.
Munro, 82, has already received many literary prizes for her realistic portrayals of the everyday lives of Canadian women. When awarding her the prize, the Nobel committee remarked on her “finely tuned storytelling, which is characterized by clarity and psychological realism. Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov.”
Over the years, our reviewers have called Munro "an expert when it comes to laying bare human motives and emotions," and an author who "can deftly zero in on a character's essence with a single, telling attribute."
Are you an Alice Munro fan? Find all our reviews of her books here.