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Alice Munro
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    (July 10, 1931- )
    Born in Wingham, Ontario, Canada
    Birth name is Alice Ann Laidlaw
    Wrote 'Dance of the Happy Shades (1968),' 'Lives of Girls and Women (1971),' 'Who Do You Think You Are? (1978),' 'The Moons of Jupiter (1982),' 'Friend of My Youth (1990),' 'Open Secrets (1994),' 'Runaway (2004)' and 'The View From Castle Rock (2006)'
    Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature (October 10, 2013)
    Despite winning a scholarship she dropped out of university.
    Nearly all of her work is set in stodgy small towns.
    The men in her stories are either jerks or stooges.
    She had no real interest in being a mother yet had three children.
    She didn't publish her first book until she was 37.
    Her interest in writing wasn't encouraged by her parents.
    She became a successful author while raising children and running a household.
    She is frequently compared to Anton Chekhov.
    The New York Times called her the best fiction writer in North America.
    Interviewers describe her as friendly and unpretentious.

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