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Canadian author Alice Munro wins 2013 Nobel Prize in literature


Queen’s University Canadian literature expert Tracy Ware is available to comment on Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize in literature. Ms. Munro is the first Canadian woman to win the prize.  

Dr. Ware is a professor in the English department at Queen’s and has been teaching Alice Munro for 30 years. He has also taught a graduate course on Munro’s work several times and has supervised theses on her work in the past.

“I was delighted to hear that Munro has won a Nobel,” says Dr. Ware. “Alice Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the Nobel Prize, but she is also one of a handful of writers anywhere to make a living – and achieve an international reputation – by writing short fiction. That puts her in the company of Katherine Mansfield and Edgar Allan Poe and very few others.”

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