Alice in Nameland

A tribute today to the wonderful writer Alice Munro, winner of the prestigious 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature—and to other notable Alices who share her classic name. We love Alice for its blend of great qualities—she’s sweet and dainty yet strong and substantive, traditional and timeless but still feels young and fresh. Here, some Alices who’ve made a name for themselves.

Alice Munro

This year’s recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature as a “master of the modern short story” was born in Ontario, Canada in 1931, and her work has been acclaimed since the publication of her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades in 1968, which won Canada’s highest literary prize. Munro is the first Canadian to win a Nobel in Literature.

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