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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Short-Story Writer Alice Munro Wins 2009 Man Booker Prize

Alice Munro has won the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. She is a Canadian writer especially known for her short stories. Among the panelists were Jane Smiley and Amit Chaudhuri. According to the official web site of the prize:

The Man Booker International Prize, worth £60,000 to the winner, is awarded once every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage.

In March, we noted the finalists for this prize.


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