Munro wins Nobel literature prize
Alice Munro, a Canadian master of the short story revered as a thorough but forgiving documenter of the human spirit, has won the Nobel Prize in literature. Ms Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the £750,000 award since Saul Bellow, who left for the US as a boy and won in 1976. "I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win," Ms Munro said. The award is likely to mark the final chapter in her career. She told Canada's National Post in June that she was "probably not going to write any more".