Canada’s Alice Munroe Receives Noble Prize for Literature
October 10th, 2013 - 1:09pm
London, ON – Alice Munroe has become the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is only the 13th woman in the 112 year history of the prize to be accorded such an honour.
CBC news reported that the Swedish Academy announced Munroe as “the master of the contemporary short story:”
Irene Mathyssen, New Democrat Member of Parliament and Deputy Critic for Heritage, expressed her congratulations from London Ontario today.
“In my opinion, Alice Munroe is the best short story writer in the world,” said Mathyssen. “I know her to be a woman of great humanity. Alice is a pioneer in the vast and richly talented community of Canadian writers.”
The Nobel recognition goes far in promoting Canadian literature on the worldwide stage.
“I could not be more delighted with the news,” said Mathyssen. “Brava Alice! Canada is proud of you!”