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Storybook ending for author Alice Munro

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LOS ANGELES — Alice Munro is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in literature. The Canadian author was lauded for being “master of the short story” by Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy.

Munro, 82, is the rare author who has made a career of crafting short fiction instead of novels.

“I can’t do it yet. And believe me, I’m always trying. Between every book I think, ‘Well now, it’s time to get down to the serious…

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