Canadian writer Alice Munro wins $95,000 prize

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May 27, 2009 06:09

Alice Munro, the revered Canadian short story writer, has won the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement. The award, announced Tuesday, is worth around $95,000. Munro, 77, is known for such collections as "Friend of My Youth" and "The View from Castle Rock." Her short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" was adapted into the acclaimed film "Away from Her," starring Julie Christie. Previous winners of the Booker international prize, presented every two years, include Albania's Ismail Kadare and Nigerian Chinua Achebe.


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