To the divine Ms. Alice Munro – congratulations on being named the 2013 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature – the first Canadian to win the honour

(October 10, 2013) Alice Munro has long been associated with the Giller Prize, starting with the inaugural prize jury on which she worked with Mordecai Richler and David Staines.

She went on to win the Giller Prize in 1998 (The Love of a Good Woman) and 2004 (Runaway), and then returned to share prize jury duties again in 2006 with Adrienne Clarkson and Michael Winter. Her accomplishments and contributions to the literary world are immense, offered to all of us with her signature self-effacing grace. She is very dear to the hearts of everyone in the Giller Prize family. We celebrate with Alice, all Canadians and all Canadian literature lovers worldwide this richly deserved recognition.

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Credit: Photo courtesy of the Doris Giller Rabinovitch Foundation
The inaugural Giller Prize jurors: Mordecai Richler, Alice Munro, and David Staines, with award founder Jack Rabinovitch, 1994.

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Credit: CP Photo/Frank Gunn
Alice Munro wins the Giller Prize for her collection Runaway, 2004

Enjoy these selections from the coverage of Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize for Literature distinction, along with recent articles and profiles:

The short but exquisitely sweet Nobel Prize announcement

Alice Munro wins Nobel prize in literature (The Guardian)

Canadian author Alice Munro wins Nobel Prize for literature (CTV News)

‘Alice Mun-frickin-ro!’ Canadian authors, politicians celebrate Alice Munro’s Nobel Prize win (National Post)

Alice Munro is 1st Canadian woman to win Nobel literature prize
Nobel award ‘a splendid thing to happen,’ says Ontario author who last published 2012’s Dear Life (CBC News)

Q essay: Alice Munro, Nobel Laureate (CBC)

Alice Munro Wins the Nobel (The New Yorker)

Alice Munro: an appreciation by Margaret Atwood (The Guardian)

Alice Munro, The Art of Fiction No. 137 (Paris Review)