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Canada's Munro Wins Nobel For Literature

Canadian author Alice Munro
Canadian author Alice Munro has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature.

The Swedish Academy announcing the prize in Stockholm on October 10 called Munro "a master of the comtemporary short story."

"I don't think anyone has better deconstructed the central modern myth of romantic love, not just saying that it means that or it means that, but showing that people can feel very different things about it," Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, said during the announcement ceremony.

Munro, 82, has already won some of the most prestigious Canadian and international literary awards.

The prize for literature is the latest of this year's Nobel prizes to be announced, after the prizes for medicine, physics, and chemistry were awarded earlier this week.

The prizes for achievements in science, literature, and peace were first awarded in 1901 in accordance with the will of Swedish industrialist and dynamite inventor Alfred Nobel.

The most anticipated -- the peace prize -- will be announced in Oslo on October 11.

Based on reporting by AP and Reuters

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