Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Alice Munro Wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize

Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has been named the winner of 2009 Man Booker International Prize. Munro is the third recipient of the award, following Ismail Kadaré (2005) and Chinua Achebe (2007). The Man Booker International Prize was established in 2005 and is awarded every other year.

Born in Wingham, Ontario, and still living in Canada, Munro established Munro Books in Victoria with her husband in 1963. Other awards Munro has received include the Marian Engel Prize, the Canada-Australia Literary Prize, and the Giller Prize.

Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger won the 2008 Man Booker Prize this past October.

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