Canadian short story master, Alice Munro, 82, must be the happiest person in the world as she says “I am so proud,” seeing her daughter, Jenny accept the Nobel Prize in Literature 2013 on her behalf in Stockholm.
|Alice Munro's daughter, Jenny, receiving the prize|
Munro was too ‘frail’ to travel to the Swedish capital to receive the prize. But Jenny, on her mother’s behalf received the Nobel Prize for literature at a lavish event attended by Sweden’s royal family.
“I am so proud seeing Jenny,” Munro tells The Canadian Press. The ceremony, she added that the ceremony was “marvellous”.
At the Stockholm Concert Hall, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, Peter Englund said: “Munro writes about what are usually called ordinary people, but her intelligence, compassion, astonishing power of perception enable her to give their lives a remarkable dignity.”
He added that “the trivial and trite are intertwined with the amazing and unfathomable, but never at the cost of contradiction. If you have never before fantasized about the strangers you see on a bus, you begin doing so after reading Alice Munro.”