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Canada’s Alice Munro wins Nobel Literature Prize

Canada’s Alice Munro won the Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday for her short stories that focus on the frailties of the human condition She is just the 13th woman to win the coveted award, and the first Canadian. The Swedish Academy described Munro, 82, as a “master of the contemporary…

Sweden’s Transtromer wins 2011 Nobel Literature prize

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s most famous living poet, Tomas Transtromer, won the Nobel prize for literature on Thursday, the first time in more than 30 years the award has gone to a native of the Nordic country. The Swedish Academy, which awards the prize of 10 million crowns ($1.45 million),…

Mario Vargas Llosa wins Nobel Literature Prize

Peruvian-Spanish author Mario Vargas Llosa won the 2010 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, the Swedish Academy said. The 74-year-old author, a one-time presidential candidate, is best known for works such as “Conversation in the Cathedral” and “The Feast of the Goat” but is also a prolific journalist. Announcing the award,…

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