The Canadian Nobel Prize winner for literature Alice Munro is dead. According to a report in the New York Times, she died last Monday (May 13) at the age of 92 in her home in Ontario. This was confirmed by their management. Munro made a name for herself primarily as a short story writer and often dedicated her stories to women who grew up in tranquil country towns – like the writer herself, who was born in 1931. Her works include “Lives of Girls and Women” and ” “The Love of a Good Woman”.

Around ten years ago, Munro received the greatest award of her long career: she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013 for her work. She previously received the O’Henry Award (2012) and the Man Booker International Prize (2009). The award ceremony said: “Alice Munro is best known as a writer of short stories, and yet she brings to each story the depth, wisdom and precision that most novelists only manage in a lifetime of novels. To read Alice Munro is to read “Every time you learn something you’ve never thought of before.”

In fact, numerous short stories by Alice Munro served as a source of inspiration for Hollywood. Pedro Almodóvar (74) used several of her stories for his 2016 film “Julieta”. Sarah Polley’s (45) drama “At Her Side” was based on Munro’s short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” and generated Oscar buzz: Lead actress Julie Christie (84) was nominated for the Academy Award in the “Best Actress” category . Polley, meanwhile, earned a nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2008 Oscars thanks to her directorial debut.