Alice Munro

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Biografija:

Alice Munro (1931) je vodilna kanadska pisateljica kratke proze, pisateljica svetovnega kova. Zaposlena je bila na University Of British Columbia in University Of Queensland, objavljala pa je tudi za New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Grand Street, Mademoiselle in The Paris Review. Njeno delo The Bear Came Over The Mountain je bilo leta 2006 preoblikovano v scenarij za film Daleč od nje (Away From Her). Leta 1992 je postala častna članica American Academy Of Arts And Letters, leta 1993 je prejela Royal Society Of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal, leta 2005 je dobila od U. S. National Arts Cluba častno nagrado za literaturo, leta 2010 pa je postala Knight Of The Order Of Arts And Letters.
Piše predvsem kratko prozo, zgodbe, ki presenečajo z globino, modrostjo in natančnostjo, v vsaki od njih je najti več kot v marsikaterem romanu. Njena zgodnja dela obravnavajo predvsem dileme mladega dekleta, ki prihaja v navzkriž s starši in s preostalim svetom, v kasnejših knjigah pa se osredotoči na samske ženske srednjih let in obdobje starosti. V Kanadi Alice Munro imenujejo 'naš Čehov'. Leta 2013 je prejela Nobelovo nagrado za literaturo na področju pisanja sodobnih kratkih zgodb. 



Nagrade:

  • 1968 – Governor General's Award za angleško literaturo za delo Dance Of Happy Shades
  • 1971 – Canadian Booksellers Award za delo Lives Of Girls And Women
  • 1978 – Governor General's Award za angleško literaturo za delo Who Do You Think You Are?
  • 1986 – Marian Engel Award in Governor General's Award za angleško literaturo za delo The Progress Of Love
  • 1990 – Trillium Book Award za delo Friend Of My Youth
  • 1992 – Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • 1993 – Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal
  • 1995 – W. H. Smith Literary Award za delo Open Secrets 
  • 1997 – PEN/Malamud Award za dosežke v zvrsti kratkih zgodb
  • 1998 – National Book Critics' Circle Award za delo The Love Of A Good Woman
  • in Giller Prize za delo Runaway
  • 2001 - Rea Award za kratko zgodbo 
  • 2004 – Giller Prize za delo Runaway
  • 2005 – Commonwealth Writers Prize – regijska nagrada za Kanado in Karibe za delo Runaway in Medal of Honor for Literature from the U.S. National Arts Club
  • 2006 – O. Henry Award za delo Passion
  • 2008 – O. Henry Award za delo What Do You Want To Know For
  • 2009 – Man Booker International Prize za življenjsko delo
  • 2010 – Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters
  • 2012 – O. Henry Award za delo Corrie
  • Canada-Australia Literary Prize in Commonwealth Writers Prize Regional Award for Canada and the Caribbean.
  • 2013 – Nobel Prize in Literature as a "master of the contemporary short story"
  • 2014 – Silver coin released by the Royal Canadian Mint in honour of Munro's Nobel Prize win


Bibliografija:

  • Dance Of The Happy Shades – 1968
  • Lives Of Girls And Women – 1971
  • Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You – 1974
  • Who Do You Think You Are? – 1978
  • The Moons Of Jupiter – 1982
  • The Progress Of Love – 1986
  • Friend Of My Youth – 1990
  • Open Secrets – 1994
  • The Love Of A Good Woman – 1998
  • Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage – 2001
  • No Love Lost – 2003
  • Vintage Munro – 2004
  • Runaway – 2004
  • Carried Away: A Selection Of Stories – 2006
  • The View From Castle Rock – 2006
  • Preveč sreče (Too Much Happiness) – 2009
  • New Selected Stories – 2011 
  • Dear Life – 2012 
  • Lying Under the Apple Tree – 2014 
  • Family Furnishings – 2014