Alice Munro won the third £60,000 (US$95,813) Man Booker International Prize, awarded every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage. Previous winners were Ismail Kadaré in 2005 and Chinua Achebe in 2007. Munro will be honored during an award ceremony on June 25 at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.
"Alice Munro is mostly known as a short story writer and yet she brings as much depth, wisdom and precision to every story as most novelists bring to a lifetime of novels," observed the judging panel. "To read Alice Munro is to learn something every time that you never thought of before."