Alice Munro

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It is with great delight that I turned over the papers last week to discover that Canadian author Alice Munro has become the 13th woman in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Well, jolly good I say.

Although the frequency with which women are bestowed with this prestigious prize is happily increasing (with Herta Müller winning as recently as 2009), we women still have a long way to go to match our male companions. Munro’s humble reaction to her win holds an important lesson for all of us. And what an elegant lady to boot.

Alice Munro by Wolf Gang via Flickr

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