Canadian writer and Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro has died at the age of 92

Canadian writer and Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro has died at the age of 92

Canadian writer and Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro has died at the age of 92 in a nursing home in the Canadian province of Ontario. International news agencies reported this on Tuesday. She had suffered from dementia for years.

Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013 as “master of the contemporary short story”. She was the first Canadian writer to win the prestigious Nobel Prize. She already won the Man Booker International Prize in 2009. Her style was praised for its simplicity and clarity.

Alice Munro, also born in Ontario, started writing short stories as a teenager, but it was not until 1968 that her first collection was published. She immediately won the Governor General’s Award for Fiction, an important Canadian book prize. Until 2012, she published many other short story collections every few years, but she never wrote a novel.

Seven of her collections have also been translated into Dutch, including: The moons of Jupiter, The love of a good woman, Dear life and Too much luck. According to The New York Times her stories consisted of a mix of ordinary people and unusual themes. She wrote extensively about life in small towns in Ontario and the problematic relationships between men and women.




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