Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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On Thursday morning, the Swedish Academy named Canadian Alice Munro as the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature.

Not a stylist nor a writer of experimental fiction, Munro is a self described old fashioned storyteller. Her disciples and fellow writers describe her as creating small worlds that convey addictive wisdom.

According to a statement at, the organization classifies Munro as a "master of the contemporary short story."

 Radhika Jones, executive editor at TIME magazine, explains the significance of this choice.