2013 Nobel Prize in Literature to Alice Munro
Canadian author Alice Munro (born 1931) is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. Munro’s writing has established her as one of the greatest contemporary writers of fiction, and many liken her to Chekhov. Making the announcement, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called Munro a "master of the contemporary short story". Her books include “Dear Life” and “Dance of the Happy Shades”. Presented by the Nobel Foundation, the award - only for living writers - is worth eight million SEK ($1.2 million).