Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013

The “master of the contemporary short story” Alice Munro is the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013. She is the 2009 winner of the Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she is also a three-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award for fiction.

African writers have been known for winning this the most famous and coveted of prizes for literature. They include Wole Soyinka, JM Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer. East Africa hasn’t had the best time with this prize. Our Ngugi Wa Thiongo who was seen as a possible contender will have to wait another year to be billed yet again to be the next almost Nobel Prize winner. Good times.


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2 responses to “Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature 2013”

  1. […] The Man Booker International Prize is one of the richest prizes in world literature with a focus on an book in English. Each shortlisted author and translator receives £1,000, while the £50,000 prize is divided equally between the author and the translator of the winning entry. Last year the winner of the prize was Jamaican Marlon James for his awesome book A Brief History Of Killing. Some previous winners of the prize first awarded in 2005 are Chinua Achebe, Philip Roth and Nobel Prize for Literature winner Alice Munro. […]

  2. […] The Man Booker Prize International is given to a book written in any non-English language but available in English, read translated into English. The prize first announced in 2005 and sponsored by the Man Group is worth £50,000 to the prize winner; if there is a translator involved they share the money equally like in this case. Previous winners of the prize include Nigerian legend Chinua Achebe and Nobel Prize winner 2013 Alice Munro. […]

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