TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Penguin Random House Canada is thrilled
and extremely honoured to announce that Alice Munro has won this year's
Nobel Prize for Literature.
Upon receiving the news, Ms Munro said "I am amazed, and very grateful."
She went on: "I'm particularly glad that winning this award will please
so many Canadians. I'm happy, too, that this will bring more attention
to Canadian writing."
This incredible recognition comes during a special year for Alice Munro.
This spring, DEAR LIFE, her latest collection of short stories,
published last fall by McClelland & Stewart, won The Trillium Book
Award, and Alice Munro was honoured by the Canadian Booksellers
Association with a CBA Libris Lifetime Achievement Award.
"We are overwhelmed with pride and excitement," says McClelland and
Stewart Publisher Ellen Seligman. "A momentous day for Canada and
Canadian writing, and a thrilling honour in recognition of the
extraordinary and enduring talent of Alice Munro, one of the great
writers of our time."
Her long-time Canadian editor and friend, Doug Gibson, said: "Her
lifetime of work has produced Canada's first Nobel Prize for
Literature, and we should all celebrate."
DEAR LIFE is being published in paperback by Penguin Books Canada this
week. Nicole Winstanley, President and Publisher of Penguin Books
Canada said, "As her paperback publisher, we are proud and delighted
Alice Munro has received this extraordinary honour, and is the first
Canadian writer to win this award."
Penguin Random House Canada congratulates Alice Munro on this tremendous
SOURCE: Random House of Canada Limited
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