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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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Short story writer Alice Munro is a favourite in Sweden's literary circles
Short story writer Alice Munro is a favourite in Sweden's literary circles
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Alice Munro News Stories

  • Some directors just keep on rolling

      News Source: The Journal Gazette | 1 day ago
    American Sniper, isn't the only filmmaker blowing past conventional retirement age.On Friday, Woody Allen, 78, will, like clockwork, released his latest, the French Riviera romantic comedy Magic in the Moonlight. He's also already on to the next one,
  • Working late in life, directors refuse to say cut

      News Source: Arizona Republic | 7 days ago
    Visiting a retired Frank Capra at his Sierra Nevada hideaway, Clint Eastwood was baffled. "I always thought: He could be making a film right now...American Sniper," isn't the only filmmaker blowing past conventional retirement age. This Friday, Woody
  • Harper Lee: should Marja Mills' memoir have been published?

      News Source: The Guardian | 11 days ago
    c.Everett Collection/REX 'Every journalist who is not too stupid or full of himself to notice what is going on knows that what he does is morally indefensible," wrote Janet Malcolm, in the famous opening lines of her 1990 study The Journalist and the

Alice Munro Blogs

  • Jeanne's Writing Desk: Short Story Competition: The 2014 ...

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    The Alice Munro Short Story Competition Entries must be typed using standard fonts such as Times Roman, Helvetica or Arial, size 11 or 12, double spaced on plain white paper. Story pages must contain a page number and either the title of ...
  • woodbird, them mornings: bookish

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    One of the things I love most about Alice Munro's stories is the way her narratives take sharp and surprising turns, just as the lives of her characters do. The way her protagonists relentlessly chase after their own happiness (without
  • The S-B: Today I'm channelling... Alice in Wonderland

      Blog Source: | 3 months ago
    Today I'm channelling... Alice in Wonderland ... Alice Munro, the recipient of more twitter love than any other short story writer Last weekend I was researching a piece on the resurge... Today I'm channelling... Robert Downey Jr. "

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