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Alice Munro, master of the short story: superlative tales that exalt the drama of the everyday

By Ellen Orchard, PhD Researcher, School of English, Trinity College Dublin
Affectionately termed “Canada’s Chekov”, Alice Munro died on May 13 at the age of 92, leaving behind a unparalleled legacy of masterful short stories.

Born in Ontario in 1931, Munro started writing seriously as a teenager but abandoned her English and journalism degree. She married her first husband James Munro at the age of 20 and moved to Vancouver, where the couple raised their three daughters. Divorcing 21 years later, she returned…The Conversation

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