- NAME: Alice Munro
- OCCUPATION: Author
- BIRTH DATE: July 10, 1931 (Age: 82)
- Did You Know?: Alice Munro is the first Canadian woman to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
- Did You Know?: Alice Munro is the first Canadian writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature since Saul Bellow, who won the honor in 1976.
- Did You Know?: Alice Munro is the first woman to win the Nobel Prize in Literature since Herta Mueller in 2009.
- Did You Know?: Alice Munro is only the 13th female recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature since the prize was founded in 1901.
- EDUCATION: University of Western Ontario
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Wingham, Ontario, Canada
- Maiden Name: Alice Ann Laidlaw
- Full Name: Alice Ann Munro
- AKA: Alice Laidlaw
- AKA: Alice Munro
- ZODIAC SIGN: Cancer
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Alice Munro is a critically well-regarded Canadian short-story writer who won the Man Booker International Prize in 2009 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013.
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"It's nice to go out with a bang," Munro stated after receiving a Canadian book award for Dear Life. When she was contacted by The Canadian Press about her Nobel Prize win, Munro remarked, "I knew I was in the running, yes, but I never thought I would win." The author later stated, "I would really hope that this would make people see the short story as an important art,
not just something that you played around with until you'd got a novel written."
Munro currently resides in Clinton, near her childhood home in southwestern Ontario, with her second husband, geographer Gerald Fremlin; Munro and Fremlin had met several years earlier, when she was in college, and married in 1976.
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