Alice Munro, recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature, is among the foremost masters of the short story. In stories that often provide a novel’s worth of detail, Munro chronicles small-town life, revealing the ambiguities and deeper truths in human relationships. Her seventeen collections include the National Book Critics Circle Award winner The Love of a Good Woman, two volumes of selected stories, and a story cycle, Lives of Girls and Women. Among her other honors are three Governor General’s Literary Awards, the Edward MacDowell Medal, and the Man Booker International Prize. Munro lives in Ontario, near Lake Huron.