Victoria’s Alice Munro gets her Nobel Prize

The Swedish Academy hailed Munro as the “master of the contemporary short story”

  • Dec. 10, 2013 2:00 p.m.

Victoria’s literary darling Alice Munro was awarded her Nobel Prize for literature at a ceremony in Sweden today.

Munro, 82, became only the 13th woman – and first Canadian-based author – to receive the distinction in Nobel’s 110-year history.

The Swedish Academy hailed Munro as the “master of the contemporary short story” when announcing the award in October.

Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the prize to Munro’s daughter, Jenny, as the short story author was unable to travel due to a recent illness.

“I am so grateful for this great honour,” Munro said in a webcast interview with the Swedish Academy. “Nothing, nothing in the world could make me so happy as this.”