Author: Alice Munro
These stories by Alice Munro are imbued with intangible town life of Canada. The events and occasions in a wagon, or a long-left mobile-home, in a clergyman’s house or in an apartment of an elderly couple never intend to be bigger than life illusions. Obsessed with the prospects of new life and entangled in the fragments of past, the characters of these stories will simply keep on living, no matter what unexpected steps they take. Alice Munro lives along with them casting her gazer forward, toward the end and then suddenly stares in the rear-view mirror on her childhood to complete the book with autobiographical stories.
Alice Ann Munro (born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short story writer and Nobel Prize winner. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time. Her stories have been said to "embed more than announce, reveal more than parade."
Munro's fiction is most often set in her native Huron County in southwestern Ontario. Her stories explore human complexities in an uncomplicated prose style. Munro's writing has established her as "one of our greatest contemporary writers of fiction," or, as Cynthia Ozick put it, "our Chekhov." Munro is the recipient of many literary accolades, including the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature for her work as "master of the contemporary short story", and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work. She is also a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's Award for fiction and was the recipient of the Writers' Trust of Canada's 1996 Marian Engel Award, as well as the 2004 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize for Runaway.
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