Alice Munro





Alice Munro

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in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
July 10, 1931

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Alice Ann Munro, née Laidlaw, is a Canadian short-story writer who is widely considered one of the world's premier fiction writers. Munro is a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction. Her stories focus on human relationships looked at through the lens of daily life. She has thus been referred to as "the Canadian Chekhov."

She is the winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature.

(Arabic: أليس مونرو)


Average rating: 3.95 · 89,248 ratings · 9,651 reviews · 86 distinct works · Similar authors
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Too Much Happiness
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Hateship, Friendship, Court...
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The Love of a Good Woman
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Open Secrets
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The View from Castle Rock
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Friend of My Youth
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“The conversation of kisses. Subtle, engrossing, fearless, transforming.”
Alice Munro, Runaway

“There is a limit to the amount of misery and disarray you will put up with, for love, just as there is a limit to the amount of mess you can stand around a house. You can't know the limit beforehand, but you will know when you've reached it. I believe this.”
Alice Munro

“Never underestimate the meanness in people's souls... Even when they're being kind... especially when they're being kind.”
Alice Munro

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