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Alice Munro

Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2013. She is the author of a novel and thirteen collections of stories, including Dear Life (Knopf, 2012). She has received numerous awards, including the Man Booker International Prize, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the three-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award, Canada’s highest literary honor. She lives in Ontario.


"Dear Life," by Alice Munro

An Interview With Alice Munro

Spring 2013 | Interviews

Alice Munro, who has set much of her canon in her native southwestern Ontario, has long been considered one of the foremost writers of psychological fiction in English.

An Interview with Alice Munro

October 22, 2010 | Interviews

An interview with Alice Munro begins precisely on time, and always with a quick, friendly, personal exchange of greetings and news. Then we’re off on an odyssey in which a couple of hours fly by as we discuss her stories and how they came to be. Munro's conversational voice is so similar to the sound, diction, and rhythms of her writing, that every reader of her work already knows how she speaks. In her down-to-earth manner, she presents complex ideas in concrete, understandable ways.



Summer 2006 | Fiction

I come home as I have done several times in the past year, traveling on three buses. The first bus is large, air-conditioned, fast, and comfortable. People on it pay little attention to each other. They look out at the highway traffic, which the bus negotiates with superior ease.