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Alice Munro wins acclaimed prize

Canadian short-story author Alice Munro has emerged victorious from a clash of the world’s literary giants to win the £60,000 ($94,900 U.S.) Man Booker International prize. The 77-year-old writer was picked from a lineup of towering international talent that included V. S. Naipaul, Mario Vargas Llosa, Peter Carey, and Joyce Carol Oates. The prize is granted once every two years in recognition of a living author who has made an outstanding contribution to world literature.

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