Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published thirteen collections of stories and a novel. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards, including two Giller Prizes, 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, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's Magazine, The Paris Review, Granta, and many other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.
"Heart-stopping, utterly beautiful. . . . One of the finest contemporary story writers in the English language." --Newsday
"She has quietly emerged as one of our greatest living writers.
. . . Munro has an unerring talent for uncovering the extraordinary
in the ordinary." --Newsweek "Her stories are like few
others. One must go back to Tolstoy and Chekhov . . . for
comparable largeness." --John Updike, The New York Times Book
"Makes one believe anew in fiction's power to transfigure." --The Washington Post "A wonderful sampling of vintage Munro. . . . For those who have never read her, there is no better place to begin. And for those long familiar with her writing, there remain surprises and rediscoveries." --San Francisco Chronicle
"She seeks to evoke the mysteries of real life and she succeeds brilliantly." --Los Angeles Times
"[A] literary sensation . . . told with such perfect pitch that the results are stunning." --USA Today
"Meaty stories about love, marriage, discontent, divorce, betrayal, impulsive passion, second thoughts, deaths, even murder--stories with plenty of drama and surprise as well as reflection and meditation." --Wall Street Journal
"An entire world caught in the amber of memory. [The stories] have a quality of folk art about them--its patient amplitude, sly humor, and hard materiality." --Village Voice
"A rare pleasure . . . rich and complex . . . an excellent one-volume introduction to her work." --Boston Book Review
"Luminous.... Munro's stories ride on tone and feeling: Merely summarizing one is like describing a villa by holding up its doorbell." --Vogue
"The collection of the year. ere, ' as Dryden said of Chaucer, 'is God's plenty." --Kirkus Reviews