The writer Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013 and the Man Booker International Prize in 2009, has died at the age of 92, according to the Canadian newspaper ‘The Globe and Mail’ after confirming it with her relatives.

The Canadian author had suffered from dementia for at least a dozen years and died Monday night at her home in Ontario. Munro was born in Ontario on July 10, 1931. She is a storyteller who stands out above all for her stories and was considered one of the most prominent writers in the English language.

His mother was a teacher and his father was a farmer. She began studying journalism and English philology at the University of Western Ontario, but abandoned it when she married in 1951. Together with her husband, with whom she shared three daughters, she opened a bookstore in Victoria.

Munro began writing in his youth, publishing in various magazines, but he did not publish his first book of short stories until 1968, ‘Dance of the Happy Shades’, which was well received in Canada. In 1972 she divorced her husband and four years later she married Gerald Fremlin.

In 1971 she published a successful collection of stories titled ‘Lives of Girls and Women’. Later came other works such as ‘Who do you think you are?’ (1978), ‘The Moons of Jupiter’ (1982), ‘Runaway’ (2004), ‘The View from Castle Rock’ (2006), ‘Too Much Happiness’ (2009) and ‘Dear Life’ (2012).

Acclaimed for her fine storytelling, characterized by clarity and psychosocial realism, some critics consider her the Canadian Chekhov.

Their stories usually take place in small towns, where the struggle for a socially acceptable life causes strained relationships and moral conflicts. Her texts often tell representations of everyday life, but facing decisive events.

Munro won the Nobel Prize in 2013 for “master of the contemporary short story,” and was the first Canadian to receive the award. Professor David Staines, former general editor of the New Canadian Library, knew her for more than forty years.

“She was one of the great short story writers of today’s world and, in her life, she demonstrated the beauty of the word,” he recalled, also stating that, like other authors such as Chekhov or William Trevor, “she will survive her times.” “.