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Alice Munro featured on new Canada Post stamp

image courtesy of Canada Post

image courtesy of Canada Post

Nobel Prize–winning author Alice Munro has been honoured with a new stamp by Canada Post, released today in celebration of her 84th birthday.

The stamp features a photograph of Munro taken by her daughter, Sheila, some of the author’s handwriting, and images of her hometown of Wingham, Ontario.

“Our stamp program recognizes the achievements of Canadians,” says Canada Post president and CEO Deepak Chopra in a press release. “As fans of this prolific author know, Ms. Munro’s literary talent, wisdom, and humanity reflected in her stories over several decades have earned her recognition that few writers in any language or country attain.”

The stamp was designed by Marcio Morgado and Paul Haslip of Toronto’s HM&E.