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Nobel laureate in literature Alice Munro is no more

Arshad Khan

Canadian author Alice Munro

Nobel Prize-winning Canadian author Alice Munro has died. He died on Monday at a service center in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada. He was 92 years old at the time of his death.

Known as the ‘master of the contemporary short story’, Munro has been writing short stories for over 60 years. In 2013, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Munro was born on July 10, 1931 in Wingham, Ontario, Canada. He grew up in the rural and quiet environment there. His father was a farm owner and mother a school teacher.

Munro’s achievements for outstanding contribution to literature are many. He has received the Governor General’s Award three times. For the books ‘Dance of the Happy Shades’ published in 1968, ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in 1978 and ‘The Progress of Love’ in 1986. He also received Canada’s highest literary award.

And in 2009, he received the Man Booker prize, the highest honor after the Nobel Prize in literature. He received the award for the book ‘The Bear Came Over the Mountain’. Based on this book, film director Sarah Polly made the movie ‘Away From Her’.

Munro’s other published short story collections include ‘Lives of Girls and Women’ (1971), ‘Something I’ve Been Meaning to Tell You’ (1974), ‘The Moons of Jupiter’ (1982), ‘Friend of My Youth’ (1990 ), ‘Open Secrets’ (1994), ‘The Love of a Good Woman’ (1998), ‘Hateship Friendship Courtship Loveship Marriage’ (2001), ‘Runaway’ (2004), ‘To Much Happiness’ (2009) and ‘ Dear Life’ (2012).

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