Now 82, Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published 15 books, including DANCE OF THE HAPPY SHADES, THE MOONS OF JUPITER, RUNAWAY and THE VIEW FROM CASTLE ROCK. During her distinguished career she has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the recent Man Booker International Prize given to her in Dublin for “a body of work that has contributed to an achievement in fiction on the world stage.”
Here at home she has won too many awards to list, including three Governor General’s Literary Awards, two Giller Prizes, several Trillium Prizes and a number of Libris Awards. Elsewhere she has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, England’s W. H. Smith Book Award, Italy’s Pescara prize, the United States’ National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Edward MacDowell Medal in literature. Her stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, The Paris Review, and other publications, and her collections have been translated into 13 languages.
Alice Munro divides her time between Clinton, Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.