Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Thursday, October 10, 2013

On Thursday morning, the Swedish Academy named Canadian Alice Munro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

Not a stylist nor a writer of experimental fiction, Munro is a self described old fashioned storyteller. Her disciples and fellow writers describe her as creating small worlds that convey addictive wisdom.

According to a statement at, the organization classifies Munro as a "master of the contemporary short story."

 Radhika Jones, executive editor at TIME magazine, explains the significance of this choice. 


Radhika Jones

Produced by:

Mythili Rao


T.J. Raphael

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