Timeline: Women winners of Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 10, 2013 | Arts, News

By Therese Jastrzebski

Alice Munro is the 13th woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature out of 110 recipients.

The timeline above shows all the women who have won the award since its inception in 1901.

Munro was woken early Thursday to news she had won the prize.

She was hailed as a “master of the contemporary short story.”