Canada's Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize
STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Canada's Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition.
The jury honoured Ms Munro, 82, as a "master of the contemporary short story".
Despite her vast success and an impressive list of literary prizes awarded over the past four decades, Ms Muro remains as unassuming and modest as the characters in her collections of short stories and novels.
These are usually women who do not fit the normal stereotype of the beautiful, ravishing heroine, possibly reflecting the puritan values of her childhood.