LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Alice Munro - Author

About the Author

Alice Munro is the author of The Beggar Maid (shortlisted for the Booker Prize) a novel and several outstanding collections of stories, including Open Secrets (winner of the WHSmith Literary Award), and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. Her work appears regularly in The New Yorker and she is a winner of the Giller Prize and the Governor General's Prize in her native Canada. She was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Featured books by Alice Munro

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Author: Alice Munro Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2014

'Alice Munro's stories are miraculous.' Sunday Times   'No one else can - or should be allowed to - write like the great Alice Munro.' Julian Barnes   'She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted.' Daily Telegraph   'Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last.' Observer   'She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive.' Jeffrey Eugenides

ebook of the month

Other books by Alice Munro

love of a Good Woman

love of a Good Woman

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 16/03/2018

Vot uzhe tridcat' let EHlis Manro nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo, kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. Kritika postoyanno sravnivaet Manro s CHekhovym, i ehto sravnenie ne lisheno osnovanij: podobno russkomu pisatelyu, ona umeet rasskazat' istoriyu tak, chto chitateli, dazhe prinadlezhashchie k sovsem drugoj kul'ture, uznayut v geroyah samih sebya. "e;"e;Lyubov' horoshej zhenshchiny"e; izobrazhaet zhizn' s ehlegantnost'yu i tochnost'yu... - pisala gazeta The Washington Post Book World. - Skupymi, no chudodejstvennymi shtrihami Manro namechaet kontury sudeb ili slozhnye vzaimootnosheniya, no ehto detal'no propisannye portrety - s legkimi tenyami i glubokoj perspektivoj... Kak vse velikie pisateli, ona obostryaet chuvstva. Ee voobrazhenie besstrashno"e;.

Open Secrets

Open Secrets

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 15/05/2017

Vot uzhe tridcat' let EHlis Manro nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo, kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. Kritika postoyanno sravnivaet Manro s CHekhovym, i ehto sravnenie ne lisheno osnovanij: podobno russkomu pisatelyu, ona umeet rasskazat' istoriyu tak, chto chitateli, dazhe prinadlezhashchie k sovsem drugoj kul'ture, uznayut v geroyah samih sebya. Vot i ehti istorii, izlozhennye na pervyj vzglyad beskhitrostnym yazykom, raskryvayut udivitel'nye syuzhetnye bezdny. Na kakih-to dvadcati stranicah Manro umudryaetsya sozdat' celyj mir - zhivoj, osyazaemyj i neveroyatno prityagatel'nyj. Ignoriruya lyubye uslovnosti i ne boyas' riskovat', ona dostigaet porazitel'noj ubeditel'nosti...

Die Jupitermonde

Die Jupitermonde

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2016

Einmal mehr schafft Alice Munro das, was nur die wenigsten Autoren vermogen: Uns Figuren zu schenken, die so lebendig sind, dass wir fur einen Moment ganz in ihr Leben tauchen. Da ist Janet, die ihren alten Vater ins Krankenhaus bringen muss und unverhofft Trost in einem Planetarium findet. Ein junges Madchen, das auf einer Truthahnfarm anheuert. Und eine Frau, die dem uberheblichen Gerede ihres Mannes begegnet, indem sie ihm eine Schussel Zitronenbaiser an den Kopf wirft. Sie alle blicken zuruck und blicken nach vorn, stolz und manchmal zweifelnd - und wie Munro behutsam davon erzahlt, ist einzigartig.Mit Die Jupitermonde erscheint der letzte, noch fehlende Band in der Autorenedition Munro bei Fischer Taschenbuch - neu ubersetzt von Heidi Zerning."e;Geschichten voller Zauber!"e; Publishers Weekly

Ferne Verabredungen

Ferne Verabredungen

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 25/05/2016

Die in Ferne Verabredungen versammelten schonsten Erzahlungen der kanadischen Nobelpreistragerin Alice Munro, darunter auch, erstmals auf Deutsch, ihre fruhe Erzahlung "e;Die Dimensionen eines Schattens"e;, spiegeln das ganze Panorama ihrer Kunst. Da ist die junge Pauline in der beruhmten Erzahlung "e;Die Kinder bleiben hier"e;, die Hals uber Kopf ihre Familie verlasst, oder der fursorgliche, wenn auch untreue Ehemann in "e;Der Bar kletterte uber den Berg"e;, dem die Veranderung seiner Frau zu schaffen macht. Es sind Geschichten von verborgenen Sehnsuchten, die sich allmahlich ihren Raum erobern, scheinbar belanglosen Ereignissen, die doch ein ganzes Dasein infrage stellen, Geschichten vom Unterwegssein, von kuhnen Momenten des Ausbrechens - mal eindringlich, mal beunruhigend, doch immer voller Sympathie fur das Leben und seine Helden.

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage: A Story

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2016

A Vintage Shorts ';Short Story Month' Selection With hardly any notice, foolish and plain housekeeper Johanna flees her employer and sets off to find the man she's fallen in love with. Little does she know that her correspondence with him has been a complete fabrication, a cruel teenager's idea of a practical joke. So, who will Johanna find when she steps off her train with the household furniture in tow? Alice Munro is the universally celebrated master of the contemporary short story, the Chekhov of our time. Nowhere are her powers better on display than in this exquisitely crafted story exploring the wonderful and unexpected places where love, or the illusion of it, can lead. This selection is the title story of Munro's acclaimed collection, Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage and the basis of the 2013 film, Hateship Loveship. An ebook short.

THE MOONS OF JUPITER

THE MOONS OF JUPITER

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2015

Vot uzhe tridcat' let EHlis Manro nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo, kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. Kritika postoyanno sravnivaet Manro s CHekhovym, i ehto sravnenie ne lisheno osnovanij: podobno russkomu pisatelyu, ona umeet rasskazat' istoriyu tak, chto chitateli, dazhe prinadlezhashchie k sovsem drugoj kul'ture, uznayut v geroyah samih sebya. Vot i ehti dvenadcat' istorij, izlozhennye na pervyj vzglyad beskhitrostnym yazykom, raskryvayut udivitel'nye syuzhetnye bezdny. Na kakih-to dvadcati stranicah Manro umudryaetsya sozdat' celyj mir - zhivoj, osyazaemyj i neveroyatno prityagatel'nyj.

Kleine Aussichten

Kleine Aussichten

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 26/11/2015

Der einzige Roman der Nobelpreistragerin Alice Munro - ein fruhes Meisterwerk!"e;In der Anlage autobiographisch, nicht aber in den Details"e;, so hat Alice Munro ihren Roman Kleine Aussichten beschrieben: Die junge Del Jordan wachst auf der Fuchsfarm ihres Vaters in dem verschlafenen Provinznest Jubilee auf. Ihre Freundinnen interessieren sich furs Heiraten, die Tanten sind mit Bodenschrubben, Backen, Bugeln und der Suche nach Gott beschaftigt. Als die Mutter ein Haus in der Stadt mietet, lernt Del eine neue Welt kennen: Die der Bucher, der ersten Liebe, der Suche nach einem eigenen Platz in der Welt. Das virtuose Portrat einer jungen Frau - und einmal mehr Weltliteratur.

Der Mond uber der Eisbahn

Der Mond uber der Eisbahn

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 25/06/2015

Endlich wieder lieferbar, der wunderbare Band der Nobelpreistragerin Alice MunroWie plotzlich die Haut des Augenblicks aufbrechen kann: Wahrend des Geburtstagsfests ihres Mannes lernt Isabel einen Piloten kennen, der am nachsten Tag ihr Liebhaber wird. In elf wunderbar lakonischen Geschichten erzahlt die groe Alice Munro in diesem Band von den komplizierten Verstrickungen in Beziehungen, von Missverstandnissen, die aus zu viel Nahe entstehen, aber auch vom Gluck des Moments und seinen Bedingungen.

Something l&quote;ve Been Meaning to Tell You

Something l"e;ve Been Meaning to Tell You

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

EHlis Manro davno nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. V trinadcati rasskazah sbornika Manro "e;Davno hotela tebe skazat' sobytiya dnya segodnyashnego chasto svyazany s proshlym, o kotorom nikto, krome rasskazchika, ne znaet. Kak i v zhizni, svet i t'ma, priznaniya i umolchaniya tesno sosedstvuyut v ehtih obmanchivo-prostyh istoriyah, sposobnyh kazhdyj raz povorachivat'sya k nam novoj gran'yu. Literaturnyj kritik "e;N'yu-Jork tajms nazval rasskazy Manro tragikomediyami nravov, a ih avtora - sozdatel'nicej novogo original'nogo zhanra, ne pohozhego na vse, chto chitateli znali ran'she.

Office

Office

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2015

A Vintage Shorts ';Short Story Month' SelectionThe solution came to the writer one evening: she should have an office. From Nobel Laureate Alice Munro, a brilliantly executed and revelatory storyone of the earliest published works of her careerin which simply finding a place to write turns out to be the hardest act of all. Alice Munro is the universally acclaimed master of the contemporary short story, the Chekhov of our time, and ';The Office' sheds light on the process and growth of a beloved writer. A selection from Dance of the Happy Shades, Munro's first collection.An eBook short.

Mateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Mateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

Vot uzhe tridcat' let EHlis Manro nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo, kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. Kritika postoyanno sravnivaet Manro s CHekhovym, i ehto sravnenie ne lisheno osnovanij: podobno russkomu pisatelyu, ona umeet rasskazat' istoriyu tak, chto chitateli, dazhe prinadlezhashchie k sovsem drugoj kul'ture, uznayut v geroyah samih sebya. Vot i ehti devyat' istorij, izlozhennye na pervyj vzglyad beskhitrostnym yazykom, raskryvayut udivitel'nye syuzhetnye bezdny. Na kakih-to dvadcati stranicah Manro umudryaetsya sozdat' celyj mir - zhivoj, osyazaemyj i neveroyatno prityagatel'nyj. Rasskazy, vhodyashchie v knigu, posluzhili osnovoj dvuh kinofil'mov: "e;Vdali ot nee (2006; rezh. Sara Polli, v rolyah Gordon Pinsent i Dzhuli Kristi) i "e;Ot nenavisti do lyubvi (2013; rezh. Liza Dzhonson, v rolyah Kristen Uig, Gaj Pirs, Dzhennifer Dzhejson Li, Nik Nolte).

Lives of Girls and Women

Lives of Girls and Women

Author: Alice Munro Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/03/2015

The only novel from bestselling author Alice Munro, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Catching frogs, grazing knees, singing songs to save England from Hitler - that was childhood for Del Jordan, and now she's impatient for more. More than she can find in the encyclopedias sold by her mother, or in the half-understood innuendos dispensed by best friend Naomi, or in the whispers of boys during Friday night dances. Just like the girls in the movies, she wants to get started on real life. In her only novel, Alice Munro turns her eye to the frustrations, embarrassments, glee and bewilderment of adolescence, and to the brushes with sex, death, violence and birth that shape the lives of girls and women. 'I am the perfect audience for her brand of quiet, seething feminism' Lena Dunham 'Superb' Independent 'In Munro's work, nothing can be predicted. Emotions erupt. Preconceptions crumble. Surprises proliferate' Margaret Atwood 'Exact and unflinching' Guardian 'She is one of the handful of writers, some living, most dead, whom I have in mind when I say that fiction is my religion' Jonathan Franzen

beggar maid

beggar maid

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 11/12/2014

Vot uzhe tridcat' let EHlis Manro nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo, kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. Kritika postoyanno sravnivaet Manro s CHekhovym, i ehto sravnenie ne lisheno osnovanij: podobno russkomu pisatelyu, ona umeet rasskazat' istoriyu tak, chto chitateli, dazhe prinadlezhashchie k sovsem drugoj kul'ture, uznayut v geroyah samih sebya. Sbornik "e;Ty kem sebya voobrazhaesh'? - udostoennyj kanadskoj Premii general-gubernatora i voshedshij v short-list Bukerovskoj premii - po suti yavlyaetsya romanom v ehpizodah. Istorii o Flo i ee priemnoj docheri Roze - pytayushchejsya podnyat'sya nad zhiznennymi obstoyatel'stvami, okonchit' universitet, sdelat' kar'eru, najti schast'e, nakonec, - izlozheny s firmennoj psihologicheskoj tochnost'yu, a vnezapnye povoroty syuzheta pridayut povestvovaniyu volshebnyj privkus tajny.

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Something I've Been Meaning to Tell You

Author: Alice Munro Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2014

'Alice Munro's stories are miraculous.' Sunday Times   'No one else can - or should be allowed to - write like the great Alice Munro.' Julian Barnes   'She sets down the pains and pleasures of living in a spare, singing prose, not a word wasted.' Daily Telegraph   'Read not more than one of her stories a day, and allow them to work their spell: they are made to last.' Observer   'She's the most savage writer I've ever read, also the most tender, the most honest, the most perceptive.' Jeffrey Eugenides

ebook of the month
Dance of Happy Shades

Dance of Happy Shades

Author: Alice Munro Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2014

Vot uzhe tridcat' let EHlis Manro nazyvayut luchshim v mire avtorom korotkih rasskazov, no k rossijskomu chitatelyu ee knigi prihodyat tol'ko teper', posle togo, kak pisatel'nica poluchila Nobelevskuyu premiyu po literature. Kritika postoyanno sravnivaet Manro s CHekhovym, i ehto sravnenie ne lisheno osnovanij: podobno russkomu pisatelyu, ona umeet rasskazat' istoriyu tak, chto chitateli, dazhe prinadlezhashchie k sovsem drugoj kul'ture, uznayut v geroyah samih sebya. Ved' uzhe v svoem debyutnom sbornike, "e;Tanec blazhennyh tenej Manro kak po volshebstvu demonstrirovala ordinarnye zhizni v neordinarnom rakurse, slovno luchom prozhektora vyhvatyvaya te yarkie momenty, kogda otkrovenie voznikaet iz-pod sloev samogo obydennogo opyta...

Woman An Anthology

Woman An Anthology

Author: Alice Munro, Stephen King, Lynn Coady, Charles De Lint Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Woman - An Anthology features selections on the theme of women in literature and includes writing from incredibly diverse and acclaimed authors. Rather than focusing specifically on female protagonists, this anthology considers the range of the female voice as part of an introspective and nuanced compilation. These collected works explore how women are written and the perspectives from which they are written. A cross-section from multiple genres and styles, the stories herein are weaved together to form a varied literary tapestry.