Home >> Residents >> Media
Media

Back to Categories : "Media News Items" Article List

North Huron Congratulates Wingham Native Alice Munro on Receipt of Nobel Prize for Literature

Thursday October 10th, 2013

NEWS RELEASE                                                                     

For Immediate Release

Thursday, October 10, 2013

 

North Huron Congratulates Wingham Native Alice Munro on Receipt of Nobel Prize for Literature

North Huron is pleased to congratulate Alice Munro as the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature 2013.  Ms. Munro is the first Canadian based author to receive the honour. 

According to the Canadian Press, Ms. Munro stated that she was “just terribly surprised,” when she learned that she was the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature.  This is just another reason that North Huron is exceptionally proud of Wingham native, Alice Munro.  Her quiet manner and humble nature belies the fact that she is an internationally renowned author and, according to an official from The Sweden Academy which announced the award this morning, “a master of contemporary short story”.   Many Alice Munro fans were not surprised. 

North Huron celebrated the work of Alice Munro in their annual Alice Munro Writers and Readers Festival in September with events held in both Blyth and Wingham, Ms. Munro’s hometown.  The winners of the writing competition were announced at the event and the stories can be seen on the festival’s website, www.alicemunrofestival.ca.

“We feel very honoured that she wrote about things she knew.  She wrote about this area,” said North Huron Reeve, Neil Vincent.  “We are happy to congratulate Ms. Munro on receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature.  It is a great achievement for herself and for Canadian Literature in general.” 

-30-

Connie Goodall
Economic Development Officer
Township of North Huron
519-357-1096
cgoodall@northhuron.ca

 

Neil Vincent
Reeve
Township of North Huron
519-357-2336