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Alice Munro

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Alice Munro - Facts

Alice Munro

Alice Munro

Born: 10 July 1931, Wingham, Canada

Residence at the time of the award: Canada

Prize motivation: "master of the contemporary short story"

Field: prose

Language: English

Prize share: 1/1

Depicts Everyday Life

Alice Munro is a Canadian English-language writer. She began writing stories as a teenager, but her debut in book form took place only in 1968 with the story collection 'Dance of the Happy Shades'. Munro has been appreciated for her finely tuned storytelling, characterized by clarity and psychological realism. Her stories are often set in small town environments, where people's struggle for a decent life often result in difficult relationships and moral conflicts.

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