Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

PETER MUHLY/AFP/Getty Images(STOCKHOLM) -- Canadian author Alice Munro has been awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

In announcing the prize Thursday, the Nobel committee called Munro a "master” of the short story.

But when the committee in charge of notifying the winners tried to call Munro, she didn't answer the phone. "The Swedish Academy has not been able to get a hold of Alice Munro, left a phone message," they announced Thursday.

Whether she found out by voicemail or not, the 82-year-old Munro is apparently aware that she won the prize. “#Munro on #Nobel win: "I didn't know I was on a list until yesterday. I'm dazed...there will now be more thought about Cdn writers,” the Canadian news outlet CBC tweeted.

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