(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)
Why she might be annoying
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.
Why she might not be annoying
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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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 16 Votes: 43.75% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 221 Votes: 59.73% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 13 Votes: 30.77% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 58.62% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 44 Votes: 70.45% Annoying
In 2008, Out of 26 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2007, Out of 71 Votes: 70.42% Annoying
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