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The Beggar Maid
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'The greatest living short story writer' A. S. Byatt, Sunday Times

About the Author

**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of thirteen collections of stories, most recently Dear Life, and a novel, Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for The Beggar Maid, and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage, and in 2013 she won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Her stories have appeared in the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, Paris Review and other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages. She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.

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"The stories are absolutely wonderful...every word she writes is interesting" -- Alice Adams
"She has a touch of genius" * Mail on Sunday *
"The best stories of the year" * The Nation *
"A work of great brilliance and depth- Munro's power of analysis, of sensations and thoughts, is almost Proustian in its sureness" * New Statesman *
"Alice Munro captures a kaleidoscope of lights and depths-she manages to reproduce the vibrant practice of life while scrutinizing the workings of her own narrative art-an exhilarating collection" * New York Times *

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