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Alice Munro

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The Resume

    (July 10, 1931-May 13, 2024)
    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.

Credit: Georgina


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 34 Votes: 88.24% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 4 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 2 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 6 Votes: 83.33% 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