Alice Munro

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Alice Munro

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Category: Literature

Born in 1931.

Countries: Canada (50%), Nigeria (8%), Iran (8%)

Main connections: Man Booker International Prize, Away from Her, Chinua Achebe

Linked to: University of British Columbia, University of Queensland, The Globe and Mail, The University of Western Ontario

 

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Alice Munro was born in 1931 add something


1950

Munro began writing as a teenager, publishing her first story, "The Dimensions of a Shadow," in 1950 while a student at the University of Western Ontario add something


1951

In 1951, she left the university, where she had been majoring in English since 1949, to marry add something


1953

Their daughters Sheila, Catherine, and Jenny were born in 1953, 1955, and 1957 respectively; Catherine died 15 hours after birth add something


1963

In 1963 the couple moved to Victoria where they opened "Munro's Books" which still operates add something

 

In 1963, the Munros moved to Victoria where they opened Munro's Books, a popular bookstore still in business add something


1966

In 1966, their daughter Andrea was born add something


1972

Alice and James Munro were divorced in 1972 add something


1976

In 1976 she married Gerald Fremlin, a geographer add something


1979

From 1979 to 1982, she toured Australia, China and Scandinavia add something


1980

In 1980 Munro held the position of Writer-in-Residence at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Queensland add something

 

Through the 1980s and 1990s, she published a short-story collection about once every four years add something


2001

Away from Her - The feature-length directorial debut of Canadian actress Sarah Polley, the film is based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain", from the 2001 collection "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage"


2002

In 2002, her daughter Sheila Munro published a childhood memoir, "Lives of Mothers and Daughters: Growing Up With Alice Munro" add something


2004

Alzheimer's disease - "The Notebook" , based on Nicholas Sparks' 1996 novel of the same name; "A Moment to Remember" ;"Thanmathra" ; "Memories of Tomorrow " , based on Hiroshi Ogiwara's novel of the same name; "Away from Her" , based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came over the Mountain"


2005

Yiyun Li - Yiyun Li's 2005 debut story collection "A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" earned her comparisons with Chekhov and Alice Munro


2006

In interviews to promote her 2006 collection "The View from Castle Rock," Munro suggested that she might not publish any further collections add something

 

It debuted at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival add something


2007

Man Booker International Prize - He was followed by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe in 2007 and two years later, Canadian writer Alice Munro, was named the winner of the award


2009

Her collection, "Too Much Happiness", was published in August 2009 add something

 

At a Toronto appearance in October 2009, Munro indicated that she received treatment for cancer and a heart condition, the latter requiring bypass surgery add something


2011

Taraneh Alidoosti - A collection of stories by Canadian author Alice Munro collected and translated by Taraneh Alidoosti, was published in 2011


2012

Kapuskasing - The protagonist of Alice Munro's story "Train" , set in the early 1960s, is hopeful when he heads for Kapuskasing: "Work there, sure to be work in a lumbering town"


 

The recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature and the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work, she is a three-time winner of Canada's Governor General's award for fiction add something

 

The couple moved to a farm outside Clinton, Ontario, and later to a house in Clinton, where Fremlin died in April 2013 add something

 

On 10 October 2013, Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, being cited as "master of the contemporary short story" add something


2018

"Space and Place in Alice Munro's Fiction: "A Book with Maps in It." Rochester, NY: Camden House, 2018 add something