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 1,423,335 page views. Her biography is available in 99 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 95 in 2019). Alice Munro is the 279th most popular writer (down from 210th in 2019), the 9th most popular biography from Canada (down from 3rd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Canadian 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 279 out of 5,794Before her are Peter Drucker, William Wordsworth, Adam Mickiewicz, Paul Valéry, Jordanes, and Karl May. After her are Primo Levi, Anna Wintour, Michael Ende, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Chrétien de Troyes, and Al-Masudi.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1931, Alice Munro ranks 10Before her are Toni Morrison, A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, James Dean, Raúl Castro, Robert Duvall, and Tomas Tranströmer. After her are Chun Doo-hwan, Philip Kotler, Ian Holm, Isabel Martínez de Perón, Irvin D. Yalom, and Anita Ekberg.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Alice Munro ranks 9 out of 1,130Before her are Albert Bandura (1925), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Donald Sutherland (1935), Marshall McLuhan (1911), James Naismith (1861), and Erving Goffman (1922). After her are Frank Gehry (1929), Justin Trudeau (1971), Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Jim Carrey (1962), 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), Naomi Klein (1970), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Gordon R. Dickson (1923).