Alice Munro, Canadian author who mastered the short story, dead at 92

Alice Munro, a Canadian author who was revered as master of the short story and who won the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died at the age of 92.

Her publisher confirmed her death to The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Munro was born Alice Laidlaw in Wingham, Ont., on July 10, 1931. the eldest child of Robert and Alice Laidlaw, she was raised on what she described as a “collapsing enterprise of a fox and mink farm.” She began writing short stories when she was a teenager and later devoted her career to the medium because, as a married mother of three, she didn’t have time to complete novels.

Munro was the second Canadian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 2013. Announcing the award in Stockholm, the Swedish Academy hailed Munro, then 82, as “master of the contemporary short story.”

More to come.

WATCH | Munro on the craft of writing fiction: 

Alice Munro on the craft of writing

Alice Munro talks to Midday host Tina Srebotnjak about the craft of writing fiction.

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