Munro found herself referred to as 'some housewife', and was told that her subject matter, being too 'domestic', was boring. A male writer told her she wrote good stories, but he wouldn't want to sleep with her. 'Nobody invited him,' said Munro tartly. Alice Munro, Canadian Author, Alicemunro, Shorts Stories, Book, Win Nobel, Canadian Writers, Nobel Prizes, 2013 Nobel
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Canadian author Alice Munro, queen of the short story, is the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.
To celebrate literature's newest Nobel Laureate, the Guardian featured the "top 10 things you need to know about Alice Munro."
Alice Munro, 82, the renowned Canadian short-story writer whose visceral work explores the tangled relationships between men and women, small-town existence and the fallibility of memory, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. Ms. Munro revolutionized the architecture of short stories, often beginning a story in an unexpected place, then moving backward or forward in time. She brought a modesty and subtle wit to her work...often traced to her background growing up in rural Canada.
Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize for Literature
Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature 2013) (b. 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.
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