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Alice Munro

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published fourteen collections of stories as well as a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including three of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards and two of its Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Man Booker International Prize. In 2013 she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, Granta, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron. 


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Alice Munro nació en 1931 en Wingham, Ontario, y se graduó de la Universidad de Western Ontario. Es autora de doce colecciones de cuentos, dos novelas, y una novela publicada en 1971, nunca traducida al castellano.
 
A lo largo de su carrera, Munro ha recibido premios de mucho prestigio, y en 2013 recibe el Premio Nobel de Literatura. Conocida como la “Chéjov canadiense”, ella misma se declara en deuda con autoras de la talla de Flannery O’Connor, Katherine Anne Porter y Eudora Welty. Actualmente la autora vive parte del año en Clinton, Ontario, y parte en Comox, en la Columbia Británica. Demasiada felicidad es su colección de cuentos más reciente. 

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Alice Munro's Books

Vintage Munro

Vintage Munro

This classic collection—now revised and expanded—is the perfect introduction to Nobel Laureate Alice Munro's brilliant, revelatory short stories, in which she unfolds the wordless secrets that lie at the center...

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Mi vida querida

Mi vida querida

La gran autora canadiense nos ofrece Mi vida querida, una colección de cuentos en los que vemos a hombres y mujeres obligados a traficar con la duda, el dolor y la...

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Demasiada felicidad

Demasiada felicidad

Libro destacado de The New York Times   Uno de los mejores libros del año The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle,...

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Dear Life

Dear Life

A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence...

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Friend of My Youth

Friend of My Youth

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013The ten miraculously accomplished stories in Alice Munro's Friend of My Youth not only astonish and delight but also convey the unspoken...

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Dance of the Happy Shades

Dance of the Happy Shades

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In these fifteen short stories--her eighth collection of short stories in a long and distinguished career--Alice Munro conjures ordinary lives...

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Lives of Girls and Women

Lives of Girls and Women

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013The only novel from Alice Munro-award-winning author of The Love of a Good Woman--is an insightful, honest book, "autobiographical...

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The Progress of Love

The Progress of Love

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013Alice Munro, who received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her latest collection of stories, The Love of a Good Woman,...

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Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In the thirteen stories in her remarkable second collection, Alice Munro demonstrates the precise observation, straightforward...

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The Beggar Maid

The Beggar Maid

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In this series of interweaving stories, Munro recreates the evolving bond between two women in the course of...

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The Moons of Jupiter

The Moons of Jupiter

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In these piercingly lovely and endlessly surprising stories by one of the most acclaimed current practitioners of the art...

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Open Secrets

Open Secrets

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In these eight tales, Munro evokes the devastating power of old love suddenly recollected. She tells of vanished schoolgirls...

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Selected Stories, 1968-1994

Selected Stories, 1968-1994

WINNER OF THE 2013 NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURESpanning almost thirty years and settings that range from big cities to small towns and farmsteads of rural Canada,...

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Too Much Happiness

Too Much Happiness

Ten superb new stories by one of our most beloved and admired writers—the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. In the first story a young wife and mother receives...

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The Love of a Good Woman

The Love of a Good Woman

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In eight new stories, a master of the form extends and magnifies her great themes--the vagaries of love, the passion...

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Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013In the her tenth collection (the title story of which is the basis for the new film Hateship Loveship), Alice Munro achieves...

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Runaway

Runaway

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013The incomparable Alice Munro’s bestselling and rapturously acclaimed Runaway is a book of extraordinary...

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Away from Her

Away from Her

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013Alice Munro has long been heralded for her penetrating, lyrical prose, and in “The Bear Came Over...

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The View from Castle Rock

The View from Castle Rock

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant...

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Carried Away

Carried Away

WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE® IN LITERATURE 2013Carried Away is a dazzling selection of stories–seventeen favorites chosen by the author from across her distinguished...

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Raves for Alice Munro's Too Much Happiness

Raves for Alice Munro's Too Much Happiness

I’d like to share some of the praise-filled reviews for Alice Munro’s short story collection, Too Much Happiness, which have piled up on my desk in an imposing tower of tribute. First, this beautiful appreciation of Munro from The New York Times: “One of the pleasures of reading Alice Munro derives from her ability to impart the sensation [of being] drawn so deftly into another world that you’re breathing with someone else’s rhythms,…

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Congratulations to Alice Munro: Winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize

Congratulations to Alice Munro: Winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize

It was announced last night that Alice Munro is the winner of the 2009 Man Booker International Prize. The prize, which is awarded once every two years to a living author for a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage, will be presented to Munro at a ceremony at Trinity College in Dublin on June 25. Munro will receive a trophy and a check for £60,000. Alice Munro has been the recipient of many awards an…

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Dear Life by Alice Munro

Dear Life by Alice Munro

Buy the Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Other Retailers Buy the eBook: Google play | Kindle | Nook | iBookstore A brilliant new collection of stories from one of the most acclaimed and beloved writers of our time. Alice Munro’s peerless ability to give us the essence of a life in often brief but always spacious and timeless stories is once again everywhere apparent in this brilliant new collection. In story aft…

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Media Center: Alice Munro Awarded the Nobel in Literature

Media Center: Alice Munro Awarded the Nobel in Literature

WHO: Alice Munro WHAT: Nobel Prize in Literature WHEN: Announced October 10, 2013 WHERE: Canada WHY: “One of the great short story writers not just of our time but of any time.” —Charles McGrath, NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW . . . . . A statement from Alice Munro on hearing the announcement: “This is so surprising and wonderful. I am dazed by all the attention and affection that has been coming my way this morning. It is such an hono…

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Dear Life Marks Extraordinary Autobiographical First for Alice Munro

Dear Life Marks Extraordinary Autobiographical First for Alice Munro

“I believe they are the first and last—and the closest—things I have to say about my own life.” Those words introduce the last four works of Dear Life, Alice Munro’s newest and perhaps most revealing collection of transcendent short fiction. The four stories, or remembrances, constitute a coda that, in Munro’s words, “is autobiographical in feeling, though not, sometimes, entirely so in fact.” The stories may…

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