On Thursday morning, the Swedish Academy was unable to locate.
Munro before it made the announcement public, according to the Twitter account for the Nobel Prize.
In a brief interview with Nobelprize.Tomas Transtromer, in 2011; Mario Vargas Llosa, the Peruvian writer, in 2010; and, in 2009, Herta Müller, a Romanian-born German novelist and essayist.In an interview with The New York Times this year,.Munro was the winner, her admirers were face off contestants jubilant, especially in Canada.The announcement continues a losing streak for American writers, who have been passed over for 20 years.On Twitter, congratulations rolled in from publishers, literary magazines and fellow writers including Margaret Atwood and Nathan Englander.Its more than I can say.Munro as the first Canadian woman to win the Nobel in literature.Winners in recent years have included Mo Yan of China, in 2012; the Swedish poet.The last American to win the prize was Toni Morrison, in 1993.
In a statement released by her American publisher, Knopf, she paid tribute to the Canadian literary circle.
For years and years, I thought that stories were just practice, till I got time to write a novel, she told The New Yorker in 2012.
Atwood uses her fame, and Twitter, to comment on causes like the environmental impact of Canadas oil sands.
Munro rarely speaks out on public issues, while.
Thats a long time to be working, and I thought, maybe its time to take it easy, she said.She said she fell into writing short stories, the form that would make her famous, somewhat by accident.Atwood, the countrys other internationally known writer.Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published when she was.Whether she is really finished writing, he said, is up to her.Munro explained that she had decided to stop writing because she had been working since she was about 20 years old.She has done a marvelous job,.