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Alice Munro: 'Splendid' to be awarded Nobel Prize

10 October 2013 Last updated at 19:56 BST

Canadian writer Alice Munro has said it is "splendid" to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Speaking to Canadian broadcaster CBC's Heather Hiscox, Ms Munro said that she felt very happy that the award could "make people see the short story as an important art."