Alice Munro, Nobel Prize winner in Literature and inspiration for Almodóvar, dies

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Alice Munro, Nobel Prize winner in Literature and inspiration for Almodóvar, dies

Alice Munro, the first Canadian to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature and considered one of the key authors of the short story, died this Tuesday at the age of 92. This has been reported by the Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail.

Born in Ontario in 1931, Munro had suffered from dementia for a decade. In 2013, the Swedish Academy awarded her the prestigious award just a few months after announcing her retirement, describing her as a “master of contemporary storytelling.” Her first published work was 'Dance of Shadows' in 1968, and since then her success has accompanied her career.

His work is mainly composed of short stories, of which three served as inspiration for the work of one of the best directors of our time. Moved by the type of drama that the Canadian author constructs – “content, subtle, silent” in the words of our collaborator Joric -, Pedro Almodóvar bought the rights to three of her stories for the film 'Julieta' (2016): 'Destino', 'Soon' and 'Silence'.

Munro published a single novel, titled 'The Lives of Women', in 1971 and was often nicknamed 'the Canadian Chekhov' for focusing the stories in her texts on the customs of the people of Ontario. Munro is also the winner of the Booker Prize, in 2009, and the Governor General's on several occasions, the most prestigious prize in Canadian literature.

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