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Canada’s master of short stories has been honoured with one of the most prestigious literary awards. Alice Munro is now the first Canadian-based writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.

The 82-year-old author is best known for her short stories, which are often set in small towns in southern Ontario — an area Munro is familiar with as she was born in Wingham, Ont.

The only other Canadian-born writer to win the prize was Saul Bellow, who was raised in the United States.

Munro is the 13th woman to receive the prize, with the legacy of female winners going back to 1909. We’ve created a map showing where Munro and the other 12 female winners were born.