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Premier's Statement on Alice Munro

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Premier's Statement on Alice Munro

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Premier Kathleen Wynne issued the following statement today:

"On behalf of the people of Ontario and readers everywhere, I am so proud to congratulate Alice Munro on winning the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Her book, Lives of Girls and Women, has always been a favourite of mine, and I am part of a lucky population who has been forever changed by her unparalleled ability to articulate the complexity and heartbreaks of everyday life.

Ms. Munro has, over the course of her long career, established herself as one of the world's greatest living authors and a tremendous source of pride and inspiration for this province.

Her stories captured the unique character and experience of small-town Ontario and her selection as a Nobel Laureate is a tribute to her profound talent and devastating insight. I am thrilled for her and all the lucky readers around the globe who will discover her as a result of this honour."



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