One of Canada’s best-loved authors has won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
The Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious prizes an author can win. It comes with a $1-million cash award.
Alice Munro won the prize for her brilliant short stories.
Munro, 82, grew up in a small town in Ontario. Many of her stories are set in rural Ontario.
In making the announcement, Peter Englund, Permanent Secretary of the Swedish Academy, called Munro “master of the contemporary short story.”
Munro was surprised and delighted to find out she had won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
She told CBC News that, “I never thought I would win.”