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Canadian Nobel-winning author Alice Munro dies aged 92

May 15, 2024 11:11 AM IST

Nobel Prizewinning Canadian writer Alice Munro, whose exquisitely crafted tales of the loves, ambitions and travails of small-town women in her native land made her a globally acclaimed master of the short story, has died at the age of 92, her publisher said on Tuesday (May 14).

Munro had died at her home in Port Hope, Ontario, said Kristin Cochrane, chief executive officer of publisher McClelland & Stewart.

Alice‘s writing inspired countless writers … and her work leaves an indelible mark on our literary landscape,” she said in a statement.

The Globe and Mail newspaper, citing family members, said Munro had died on Monday after suffering from dementia for at least a decade.

Munro published more than a dozen collections of short stories and was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.

Her stories explored sex, yearning, discontent, aging, moral conflict and other themes in rural settings with which she was intimately familiar – villages and farms in the Canadian province of Ontario. She was adept at fully developing complex characters within the limited pages of a short story.


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