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Notoriously publicity-shy, Munro shies away from public events. However, in most cases these are the first versions only. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWill Gompertz on the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature Alice Munro "It's the middle of the night here and I had forgotten about it all, of course," she added. The characters change, too. Commonwealth Writers, the branch of the Commonwealth Foundation that organized the prize, instead directed its resources to a short story award created in Inferring from the perspective they take on things, they are middle-age in , and in they are older. Many compare Munro's small-town settings to writers from the rural South of the United States.

Initially two honours, best book and best first book, were awarded to fiction writers working in English in each of four regions: Africa, Canada and the Caribbean, Europe and South Asia, and Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.

There is a lingering sense of regret throughout this true and heartbreaking collection, and a resigned acceptance of that. There is the possibility of failure, hope, redemption and despair, but only the possibility, the suggestion.

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As a consequence this scene becomes far more poignant. As in the works of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor , her characters often confront deep-rooted customs and traditions, but the reaction of Munro's characters is generally less intense than their Southern counterparts'. In most Munro stories there is as much as in many novels. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionMunro won the Man Booker International Prize for her entire body of work in Canadian author Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Munro returned to Ontario to become writer in residence at the University of Western Ontario , and in received an honorary LLD from the institution. Making the announcement, Peter Englund, permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy, called her a "master of the contemporary short story". She shows us that we can never truly know anyone. Her skill at describing the constituency of the environment is equal to her ability to get below the surface of the lives of her characters. No worry about my brother, he does not notice enough. They moved to Dundarave, West Vancouver , for James's job in a department store. The Macquarie Group Foundation, a charitable extension of Australian banking and investment firm Macquarie Group, provided partial financial support, with the regional divisions of the competition open to sponsorship by other organizations. She had been studying English at the University of Western Ontario at the time.

Mr Englund told The Associated Press that he had not been able to contact Munro ahead of the announcement so left a message on her answering machine, informing her of her win.

A swish of tender hilarity getting the better of all her sores and hollows, for the time given.

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Munro shows the pull of the past, exploring the pressing and urgent need to make our own personal myths as the drift of the years begins to narrow the future.

The characters change, too. Alice Munro Image www. Munro's narrators are philosophical, melancholic, at an ironic distance from their own lives. She resembles the Russian master in a number of ways.

Nothing is ever fixed, nothing is closed off or closed down.

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Her first short story sale was in , while she was attending the University of Western Ontario, where she was a journalism major. Awano perceives a heightened lyricism brought about not least by the poetic precision of the revision undertaken by the author. The prize for overall best first book was added in Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWill Gompertz on the winner of this year's Nobel Prize for Literature Alice Munro "It's the middle of the night here and I had forgotten about it all, of course," she added. Garan Holcombe, Her father had published a novel, and Alice began writing at age 11, pursuing that passion from that point on. She continued writing, mostly privately, publishing a few articles in Canadian magazines. Nothing is ever fixed, nothing is closed off or closed down. Awano writes that Munro literally "refinishes" the first take on the story, with an ambiguity that is characteristic of Munro's endings, and that the author re-imagines her stories throughout her work a variety of ways. It is an outstanding achievement, a characteristically intricate weaving of fact and fiction. As in the works of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor , her characters often confront deep-rooted customs and traditions, but the reaction of Munro's characters is generally less intense than their Southern counterparts'. The Munro narrator is the voice in your head that will not be silenced. Since the s, Munro has published a short-story collection at least once every four years, most recently in , , , , and
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Alice Munro, Canadian Short Story Writer