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Alice Munro Nobel Win Prompts David Gilmour Jabs

10/10/2013 08:26 EDT | Updated 01/23/2014 06:58 EST

Alice Munro's win for the Nobel Prize in Literature prompted Canadians to take to Twitter to celebrate one of the country's most legendary writers, only the 13th woman to receive the distinction.

Others on Twitter mocked writer and U of T instructor David Gilmour, who recently said he refuses to teach women authors to his literature students.

Nobel officials initially had difficulty reaching the 82-year-old writer to give her the good news.

When later contacted by The Canadian Press at her home in Victoria, Munro said "I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win."

Her fans were less surprised.

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