WRITER

Alice Munro

1931 - Today

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Alice Ann Munro (; née Laidlaw ; born 10 July 1931) is a Canadian short story writer who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2013. Munro's work has been described as revolutionizing 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alice Munro has received more than 1,675,308 page views. Her biography is available in 100 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 99 in 2019). Alice Munro is the 292nd most popular writer (down from 279th in 2019), the 11th most popular biography from Canada (down from 9th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Writer.

Alice Munro is a Canadian short story writer who has won the Nobel Prize in Literature. She is most famous for her short stories, which are often about ordinary people and their lives.

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Among WRITERS

Among writers, Alice Munro ranks 292 out of 5,755Before her are Robert Musil, Archilochus, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Svetlana Alliluyeva, Ernst Jünger, and Simonides of Ceos. After her are Claude Simon, Marguerite Duras, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Margaret Mitchell, Mikhail Sholokhov, and Lucan.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Alice Munro ranks 14Before her are Chun Doo-hwan, Monica Vitti, Desmond Tutu, Philip Kotler, Robert Duvall, and Tomas Tranströmer. After her are Anita Ekberg, Irvin D. Yalom, Roger Penrose, Raymond Kopa, Isabel Martínez de Perón, and Mário Zagallo.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Alice Munro ranks 11 out of 1,350Before her are Donald Sutherland (1935), James Naismith (1861), Justin Trudeau (1971), Erving Goffman (1922), Jim Carrey (1962), and Frank Gehry (1929). After her are Marshall McLuhan (1911), Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Celine Dion (1968), Frederick Banting (1891), and Margaret Atwood (1939).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Alice Munro ranks 2Before her are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874). After her are Margaret Atwood (1939), Saul Bellow (1915), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Brian Tracy (1944), David Morrell (1943), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Marie-Claire Blais (1939), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Naomi Klein (1970).