Agence France-PresseOctober 10, 2013 09:48
Canadian author Alice Munro won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, making her only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901.
The 82-year-old, described by the Nobel committee as a "master of the contemporary short story," has said she knew early on that she wanted to be a writer.
She published her first story, "The Dimensions of a Shadow", in 1950 while a student at university.
Her writing includes the break-through work "Dance of The Happy Shades", "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Dear Life".