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Alice Munro, Nobel winner and titan of the short story, dies at 92

Short-story writer, Nobel prize winner, and Wingham native Alice Munro, known for examining everyday life through short fiction for over six decades, has passed away at the age of 92. Munro had been battling dementia for more than ten years.

Munro garnered international acclaim for her understated stories that delved into the darkness and desires found in ordinary existence. Her work, initially overlooked by mainstream literature, eventually earned her the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.

Born in 1931 in Wingham to a family facing hardships during the Great Depression, Munro's journey as a writer began while raising her family.

Throughout her career, Munro received accolades such as the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and multiple Giller Prizes. Her writing, characterized by authenticity and introspection, earned her praise from literary giants like Margaret Atwood and Salman Rushdie.

Munro's last collection of stories, "Dear Life," published in 2012, included autobiographical pieces that reflected on her own experiences with illness and mortality.

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