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Alice Munro

Canadian short story writer

Alice Ann Munro (born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian writer of short stories. Munro received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.[3] In her stories Munro has changed the way people write short stories. Her stories usually start in a place where people do not expect. After that, the stories go back and forward in time.[4]

Alice Munro
BornAlice Ann Laidlaw
(1931-07-10) 10 July 1931 (age 87)
Wingham, Ontario, Canada
OccupationAuthor
LanguageEnglish
NationalityCanadian
CitizenshipCanada
Alma materUniversity of Western Ontario[1]
GenresShort stories
Notable award(s)Governor General's Award (1968, 1978, 1986)
Giller Prize (1998, 2004)
Man Booker International Prize (2009)
Nobel Prize in Literature (2013)
Spouse(s)James Munro (1951–1972)
Gerald Fremlin (1976–2013, his death)
Children3

Her first collection of short stories, Dance of the Happy Shades, was published by Ryerson Press in 1968. It won the 1968 Governor General's Award for Fiction.

Munro's most recent collection of short stories, Dear Life, was published in 2012 by McClelland and Stewart.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Preface. Dance of the Happy Shades. Alice Munro. First Vintage contemporaries Edition, August 1998. ISBN 0-679-78151-X Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, Inc. New York.
  2. A Conversation with Alice Munro. Bookbrowse. Retrieved on: 2 June 2009.
  3. Allardice, Lisa (6 December 2013). "Nobel prizewinner Alice Munro: 'It's a wonderful thing for the short story'" – via www.theguardian.com.
  4. Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature, by Julie Bosmans, The New York Times, 10 October 2013