Canadian Nobel Laureate Alice Munro dies at 92-Xinhua

Canadian Nobel Laureate Alice Munro dies at 92

Source: Xinhua

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2024-05-15 00:53:45

OTTAWA, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Canadian writer Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013, has died, local media reported Tuesday.

She was 92 and had been suffering from dementia for at least a dozen years. She died Monday night at her care home in Ontario. Her death was confirmed by her family. Funeral arrangements are pending, the Globe and Mail reported.

Ms. Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ontario, on July 10, 1931. She began writing short stories as a teenager and attended the University of Western Ontario on scholarship, according to the report.

Ms. Munro won the Nobel in 2013 as a "master of the contemporary short story," the first Canadian to receive the prize.