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Friday, 24 May 2024 4.11 AM IST

'Canadian Chekhov', Nobel laureate Alice Munro passes away

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ONTARIO: Famous Canadian author and Nobel laureate Alice Munro (92) passed away. She was suffering from dementia. She was living in a care home in Ontario. Alice Munro, who surprised readers with her short stories, is often described as the 'Canadian Chekhov'.

Through her works, Alice Munro introduced to the world the stories of ordinary people in Canada. She won the Man Booker Prize in 2009 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. Some of her major works are Dance of the Happy Shades (1968), Lives of Girls and Women (1971), Who Do You Think You Are (1978), The Moons of Jupiter (1982), Runaway (2004), The View from Castle Rock (2006) and Too Much Happiness (2009).

Alice Munro is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. The award committee described Alice as the queen of the contemporary short story. Her first short story collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published in 1968. She won the Canadian government award that year.

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