Alice Munro eBooks
Alice Munro is a Canadian author who was born in Ontario in 1931. She began writing when she was a teenager and studied English at the University of Western Ontario. While there, she worked at a variety of jobs before leaving the university in 1951.
Munro’s first publication came in 1950, when one of her stories was published. Her first book was published in 1968. A collection of stories, Dance of the Happy Shades earned her the Governor General’s Award.
Many of Munro’s books are interconnected short stories or short story cycles. Her 1971 book, Lives of Girls and Women, was published as a novel, but is made up of multiple short stories about a single character. Her 1978 book, Who Do You Think You Are?, was a series of interconnected short stories. It earned Munro her second Governor General’s Award and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize.
Her third Governor General’s Award came in 1986 for The Progress of Love. Two of her other books were nominated for the prestigious Canadian award. In 2009, she was awarded the Man Booker International Prize for lifetime achievement.
In addition to her books, Munro regularly publishes her stories in publications such as The New Yorker and The Paris Review. Though she suggested that she wouldn’t publish any further collections of stories after her 2006 book, The View from Castle Rock, she recanted those statements and published another collection, Too Much Happiness, in 2009.
Munro continues to write, despite health problems.