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Alice Munro

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Alice Munro's Biography

Alice Ann Munro (née Laidlaw; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short-story writer, the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction, and a perennial contender for the Nobel Prize. Generally regarded as one of the world's foremost writers of fiction, Munro writes about the human condition and relationships seen through the lens of daily life. While the locus of Munro’s fiction is her native Southwestern Ontario, her reputation as a short-story writer is international. Her "accessible, moving stories" explore human complexities in a seemingly effortless style. Munro's writing has established her as "one of our greatest contemporary writers of fiction," or, as Cynthia Ozick put it, "our Chekhov."

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Daughter of Canadian author Alice Munro collects the Nobel Prize in Literature from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf during the 2013 Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm
Daughter of Canadian author Alice Munro collects the Nobel Prize in Literature from Sweden's King Carl Gustaf during the 2013 Nobel Prize award ceremony in Stockholm
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  • Mint releases silver coin to honour Alice Munro's Nobel win

    Victoria : Canada | 26 days ago

    The Globe and Mail Video Video Video Watch video It's quite an honour, said Sheila Munro, Alice's daughter...The coin features an inscription of a passage from The View from Castle Rock, and above it ...

Alice Munro News Stories

  • Review: 'Hateship Loveship' founders on weak emotional center

      News Source: Los Angeles Times | 1 day ago
    The films that settled whether actors adept at comedy could be as affecting in drama. You can sense that question hanging over "Hateship Loveship" and Kristen Wiig 's wistful performance as the quintessential caregiver, Johanna Parry. While there are
  • Hit and Myth: 'Hateship Loveship'

      News Source: The Huffington Post | 4 days ago
    The motif of the "magical nanny" is turned on its head before the credits roll in Hateship Loveship , written by Mark Jude Poirier, based on a short story by Alice Munro, and directed by Liza Johnson. The story begins in Plainfield, Iowa, caregiver
  • ‘Hateship Loveship' mutes Kristen Wiig's comedic chops

      News Source: New York Post | 9 days ago
    25pm Kristen Wiig and Guy Pearce star in "Hateship Loveship." Hateship Loveship Kristen Wiig is Johanna, a shy and dowdy caregiver who's tricked into developing feelings for a sketchy single dad (Guy Pearce) in this adaptation of an Alice Munro short

Alice Munro Blogs

  • Vol. 1 Brooklyn | Afternoon Bites: Juliet Escoria, Indie ...

      Blog Source: | 1 hour ago
    Afternoon Bites: Juliet Escoria, Indie Bookstore Success Stories, Alice Munro, The Both Interviewed, and More. By Vol.1 Brooklyn ... WNYC looked at Alice Munro's ”Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” and the film adapting it.
  • Kristen Wiig, Alice Munro And Negative Space In Fiction - ...

      Blog Source: | 1 hour ago
    Kristen Wiig, Alice Munro And Negative Space In Fiction. by Tank · April 14, 2014. A new film starring Kristen Wiig adapts an Alice Munro short story, filling in huge swaths of negative space that Munro left. But surprisingly, in telling more of the&
  • Mallory's Camera - The End of the Point (Elizabeth Graver)

      Blog Source: | 1 hour ago
    In fact, Graver's writing does rather remind me of my much beloved Alice Munro's: It's more figurative than Munro's, but Graver has the same talent for distilling the essence of a personality into a few lines of prose, which is no

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