Alice Munro

One of Canada's most lauded writers, Alice Munro has been heralded as a modern master of the short-story form. Raised in rural Ontario, Munro began publishing her fiction during the early 1950s, though her first story ... Read more »
Born: 07/09/1931 in Wingham, Ontario, CA

Filmography

Writer (3)

Edge of Madness 2014 (Movie)

(Short Story) (Source Material)

Hateship Loveship 2014 (Movie)

(from novel: "Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage") (Source Material)

Away From Her 2007 (Movie)

(from short story: "The Bear Came Over the Mountain") (Source Material)
Actor (1)

Voices on the Water 1986 (Movie)

Writer (Actor)

Biography

One of Canada's most lauded writers, Alice Munro has been heralded as a modern master of the short-story form. Raised in rural Ontario, Munro began publishing her fiction during the early 1950s, though her first story collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, didn't see the light of day until 1968. Met with considerable acclaim, the book prompted the author to pursue literature more actively, leading to numerous subsequent story volumes. Often favorably compared to American Southern Gothic tales, Munro's stories tend to focus on the complex emptions of Canadian women dealing with love and life. Although Munro's writing has been adapted in to television and film productions occasionally over the years, no adaptation reached a wide audience until actress, director and fellow Canadian Sarah Polley translated the story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" into the feature film "Away from Her" (2006), which yielded two Oscar nominations. Over the years, Munro won many prestigious awards and announced her retirement during the summer of 2013, but that didn't stop generations of readers, both old and new, from marveling at her richly emotional stories.

Relationships

Gerald Fremlin

Husband

James Munro

Ex-Husband

EDUCATION

University of Western Ontario

1949 - 1951
Left college to get married

Milestones

2013

The film adaptation "Hateship Loveship" debuted

2013

Awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature

2012

Dear Life published

2006

Sarah Polley's "Away from Her," a feature adaptation of a Munro short story, is released

2001

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage published

1998

The Love of a Good Woman released

1996

TV movie of Lives of Girls & Women aired on CBC

1984

Short-film adaptation of "Boys and Girls" won Oscar

1978

Who Do You Think You Are? published

1970

Second book, Lives of Girls and Women, released

1968

First story collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, published

Bonus Trivia

.

She co-founded the Victoria bookstore, Munro's Books, in 1963.

SIMILAR ARTICLES

Next >