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Alice Munro

Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013 and is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Award, one of the most prestigious literary awards in Canada. Known for short stories that…

Munro, Alice

(Encyclopedia) Munro, Alice, 1931–, Canadian writer, b. Wingham, Ont., as Alice Ann Laidlaw. Much acclaimed as one of the finest contemporary short-story writers, Munro is known for…

Alice

(Encyclopedia) Alice, city (1990 pop. 19,788), seat of Jim Wells co., S Tex.; inc. 1910. Long a cow town at a railroad junction, Alice remains a cattle-shipping center. Oil and natural…

Munro, Wilfred Harold

(Encyclopedia) Munro, Wilfred Harold, 1849–1934, American historian and educator, b. Bristol, R.I.; brother of Dana Carleton Munro. From 1870 to 1871 he was a master at De Veaux College…

Munro, H. H.

(Encyclopedia) Munro, H. H. (Hector Hugh Munro), pseud. Saki sä´kē [key], 1870–1916, English author, b. Burma (now Myanmar). He began his career writing political satires for…

Grant, George Munro

(Encyclopedia) Grant, George Munro, 1835–1902, Canadian educator and author, b. Nova Scotia, educated at the Univ. of Glasgow. From 1877 to 1902 he was principal of Queen's Univ.,…

Alice Springs

(Encyclopedia) Alice Springs, town (2016 pop. 23,726), Northern Territory, Australia. It lies in a pastoral area surrounded by desert near the center of the continent and is a stop on…

Palmer, Alice Freeman

(Encyclopedia) Palmer, Alice Freeman, 1855–1902, American educator, b. Broome co., N.Y., grad. Univ. of Michigan, 1876. She was one of the leading early proponents of higher education…

Adams, Alice

(Encyclopedia) Adams, Alice, 1926–99, American novelist, b. Fredericksburg, Va. Her deftly wry and witty fiction concerns 20th-century domestic and professional life, and usually…