Agence France-PresseOctober 10, 2013 08:03
Canadian author Alice Munro said she was "just terribly surprised" -- and delighted -- to learn early Thursday that she had won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
"I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win," Munro said, in comments reported by the CBC.
The writer said that she had been awakened by her daughter with the news that Sweden's Nobel Committee had given her its literature prize.
She said she always viewed her chances of winning the Nobel as "one of those pipe dreams" that "might happen, but it probably wouldn't".