Alice Munro’s cause of death has been revealed!

Alice Munro, who is often compared to the Russian writer Anton Chekhov due to the style of her stories, has produced beloved masterpieces with her short stories focusing on life in rural Canada for more than 60 years. Munro died Monday night at his home in Port Hope, Ontario, his family and publicist confirmed.

“Alice Munro is a national treasure, her work of immense depth, empathy and humanity that is read, admired and cherished by readers in Canada and around the world,” said Kristin Cochrane, CEO of Penguin Random House Canada.


Munro made her major breakthrough in 1968 with her short story collection Dance of The Happy Shades, about life in the suburbs of Western Ontario, for which she received Canada’s top literary award, the Governor General’s Award. This was the first of three Governor General’s Awards that Munro would win in his lifetime.

In 1977, The New Yorker magazine featured Munro’s story, Royal Beatings, about the punishments he received from his father when he was a child. Munro had a long relationship with the magazine.

The daughter of a farmer and teacher, Munro was born in Wingham, Ontario, in 1931. Most of his stories are set in the region and depict its people, culture and way of life.

Munro received the Man Booker Prize International Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.

“Reading Alice Munro is about learning something you’ve never thought about before, every time,” Jury said at the time. he said.

Munro later won the Nobel Prize in 2013. Previous winners of the award include literary giants such as Rudyard Kipling, Toni Morrison and Ernest Hemingway.

The Nobel committee called Munro “the master of the contemporary short story.”

His last story collection, Dear Life, was published in 2012. It contained a collection of partly autobiographical stories.

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