Canadian author Alice Munro died at her home in Port Hope, Ontario, on May 13. She was 92.
Munro, who is best known for her many short story collections depicting the lives of those living in small town Ontario, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013, when she was recognized by the Swedish Academy as a “master of the contemporary short story.” At the time of her award, Peter Englund, then permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, praised Munro as “a fantastic portrayer of human beings,” noting that her consistent depiction of the rural Canadian landscape proved that she “has everything she needs in this small patch of earth.”