from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Munro, Alice Born 1931. Canadian writer noted for vivid novels and short stories of life in rural Ontario. Her collections of stories include Dance of the Happy Shades (1968) and Moons of Jupiter (1982).
  • Munro, Hector Hugh Pen name Saki (säˈkē) 1870-1916. British writer known for his witty and sometimes bitter short stories, published in collections such as The Chronicles of Clovis (1911).

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  • proper n. A Scottish surname, variant of Monroe.
  • n. Any Scottish mountain having a height of more than 3,000 feet; named after Sir Hugh Thomas Munro, Scottish mountaineer

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  • n. British writer of short stories (1870-1916)


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  • Adultery in Munro is chaotic but usually worth it.

    A Quiet Genius

  • Alice Munro is the winner of the third Man Booker International Prize.

    Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize

  • Best known for her short stories, Munro is one of Canada's most celebrated writers.

    Alice Munro wins 2009 Man Booker International Prize

  • The protagonist, Paul Munro, is abruptly taken from Earth, separated from the World Ear and sent out to this outpost, an eight year trip that cripples him, but at no point did I really believe that Munro was either the best candidate for the job, or adequately prepared for it.

    REVIEW: WE by John Dickinson

  • BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Paul Munro is a communications specialist who is sent off to a distant moon to try and discover why the base is having issues with communications between it and Earth.

    REVIEW: WE by John Dickinson

  • No matter: Munro is the best living fiction writer in our language.

    Cover to Cover

  • With a daring hellride of a plot The Death of Bunny Munro is also a modern morality tale of sorts, a stylish, furious, funny, truthful and tender account of one man's descent and judgement.

    Nick Cave - live webchat - 3/9/2009

  • Bunny Munro is a completely different kind of narrative - much more experimental.

    Nick Cave - live webchat - 3/9/2009

  • This article on Robin Munro's excellent book, China's Psychiatric Terror, gives a good sense of how Beijing uses compliant, politicized mental health professionals as wardens and thought police.

    Boing Boing

  • A career-spanning anthology reveals again why Alice Munro is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years

    New Fiction


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