Five things you might not know about Alice Munro: Alice Munro was born into a literary family

873057.jpg Alice Munro (left) receives her 1986 Governor General's Literary Award for English-language fiction from Governor General Jeanne Sauvé in Toronto on May 27, 1987. (CP PHOTO/Blaise Edwards)


Her father, Robert Laidlaw, was a descendant of the 19th-century Scottish writer James Hogg, author of The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.



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