Man Booker International Winner 2009 – Alice Munro

The 2009 Man Booker International prize has been awarded to Canadian author Alice Munro. Munro is predominantly known as a short story writer and has been publishing books since the 1960’s.

“Since her first collection of stories was published in 1968, Alice Munro has been highly acclaimed as the contemporary master of the short fiction genre. We are delighted to honour her as the recipient of the third Man Booker International Prize.”

Peter Clarke, CEO of the Man Group

The Man Booker International award is worth £60,000 to Munro who will officially be awarded the prize at a ceremony in Dublin’s Trinity College, on the 25th June.

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