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Alice Munro

Alice Munro is a master of the short story.
Canadian writer Alice Munro, pictured above at the Man Booker International Award in 2009, is revered around the world for her masterful short stories. (Peter Muhly/Getty Images)

Considered perhaps the greatest living writer of short stories, Alice Munro has published 16 collections over her illustrious career. Her work has won the Nobel Prize for literature, two Scotiabank Giller Prizes, three Governor General's Literary Awards and the Man Booker International Prize. Her first book, Dance of the Happy Shades, was released in 1968, and she continued to write stories, often contributing to The New Yorker, until retiring in 2013. In books like Lives of Girls and Women, The Love of a Good Woman and RunawayMunro captures the inner-lives of men and women in rural Canada. Her work is inspired by her own upbringing in Wingham, Ont.

Books by Alice Munro

Interviews with Alice Munro

Alice Munro turns 85 on July 10, 2016. Over the hears, she's been interviewed by the CBC many times. 2:04
In celebration of Alice Munro's 85th birthday, a rare conversation with Canada’s first winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. In this interview from 2004, Eleanor speaks with Munro about her Giller Prize-winning collection of short stories, "Runaway." 52:46
Alice Munro is now Canada's first Nobel Prize winner for Literature. Eleanor spoke with her in a restaurant in Goderich, Ontario in 2004, just before Munro won the Giller Prize for "Runaway." Now, with the Nobel, our joy knows no bounds! 53:03

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