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Alice Munro, In Her Own Words: 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature

  • Жарияланды 2023 ж. 22 Нау.

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  • Ioana
    Ioana 3 жыл бұрын +24

    She's absolutely lovely. So humble and authentic.

  • Abhik Roy
    Abhik Roy 6 жыл бұрын +40

    she is an awesome person and a great writer. Her stories are so multi-dimensional and complex yet so easy to feel and relate.
    Also her smile is too cute.

    • sandstorm
      sandstorm 5 жыл бұрын

      well said! can't agree with you more!

  • mohamed ali berrada
    mohamed ali berrada  Жыл бұрын +8

    when she said about writing that ,she worked in a way that comforted her and pleased herself more than any thing else, i APPRECIATE VERY MUCH HER WRITING MOOD when she writes. this is a big lesson for anyone who would like to be a writer

  • John Edward
    John Edward 2 жыл бұрын +56

    She is more polite and kind to this interviewer than he deserves. Very classy.

    • Fiona Kelly McGregor
      Fiona Kelly McGregor  Жыл бұрын +4

      Truly the most dreadful questions to the most brilliant author ... As though the only people who read her are women! More than ironic ...

  • Dan Hintz
    Dan Hintz 5 жыл бұрын +12

    one of my all-time favorite writers. really nice to see this interview. she's very deserving of the prize.

  • Kamalpreet Singh
    Kamalpreet Singh 3 жыл бұрын +18

    Nowadays when knowledge production is very much related to educational institutions like universities and when somebody talks about different experiences and becomes inspiration for so many people it gives satisfaction to people around that world that everyone can tell their experiences whatever they are....... thanks Alice for your writing and I will read all your books near future

  • Fishroom in Varanasi
    Fishroom in Varanasi 2 жыл бұрын +5

    My favourite. I know I wouldn't ever find another writer like her.

  • da f
    da f 2 жыл бұрын +28

    “Have you thought you could win the Nobel?” “No, I am a woman”. That was a slap on the face for this interviewer who kept remind her that she was a woman writer.

  • リフェん
    リフェん 9 жыл бұрын +127

    I just love her.

  • Vivek Mali
    Vivek Mali 6 жыл бұрын +6

    Ths interview is really insightful, she has honestly told how her journey was as a writer, and phases and situations a person faces when they want to be a writer.

  • Jordan K
    Jordan K 4 жыл бұрын +15

    Such a profoundly moving and humane author, her stories continually amaze and unsettle me.

  • Rafael Toscano
    Rafael Toscano 7 жыл бұрын +11

    What an awesome woman! I'm a brazillian writer and her life, her stories inspires me. This video is awesome. Thank you!

  • FarFrom TheTree
    FarFrom TheTree 6 жыл бұрын +10

    Thanks Alice Munro for sharing your masterpiece!!! I love you and all your works!

  • gonstotwriter
    gonstotwriter 2 жыл бұрын +3

    She published in The New Yorker for years. One of the best ever.

  • Gemay Shek
    Gemay Shek 2 жыл бұрын +21

    The interviewer’s comment “simple way of thinking”!? He better reads her books to appreciate the depth and mix of emotions conveyed by her succinctness.

  • Hussain Eidani
    Hussain Eidani 2 жыл бұрын +4

    What a great writer!❤
    I love her very much❤

  • Depalan S
    Depalan S 2 жыл бұрын +4

    A good interviewer creates conversation and evolves the interaction while bringing insights from the writing imo.

  • Romulo Ferreira
    Romulo Ferreira 7 жыл бұрын +7

    Your stories most certainly move me Alice, they do.

  • Phillip Beckman
    Phillip Beckman 6 жыл бұрын +7

    Reading Runway. Fantastic writer of short stories. The nobel prize was deserved.

  • Michael Doyle
    Michael Doyle 5 жыл бұрын +11

    Munro is the best. The area of southern Ontario is a land I am well familiar with. In the 1970's, I spent much of my summers in Seaforth, Dublin and Goderich in the land that my 1840's Irish ancestors settled and chopped down all the trees, to plant and survive. Clinton is north of these towns. My grandfather was still alive, living in Dublin in a beautiful old farmhouse on the main street and attending Mass at St. Patrick's on Saturday afternoon.

    • Kevin W
      Kevin W 2 жыл бұрын

      I find the Southwestern Ontario way of life an integral part of my character. Alice Munro is easy for me to relate to.

  • Dyodi Dyodi
    Dyodi Dyodi 4 жыл бұрын +14

    lol when he says "what's so interesting about small-town Canadian life?" and they show a montage of downtown waterfront Victoria BC. My Nobel dudes, that is not small town Canada. Victoria remains a metropolis to me coming from a resource town, population 2000, and yes, you would have to be there to understand. They don't lol. Alice though gives a voice to her own small towns. Thank you Alice.

  • Lucia Ferri Author
    Lucia Ferri Author 4 жыл бұрын +4

    Thank you! You are such a big being!!!

  • Wan
    Wan 5 жыл бұрын +107

    Great writer! How annoying that the interviewer only sees her as a "Women's Writer for Women". I doubt he's read anything she's written.

    • 99 9
      99 9 5 ай бұрын

      The questions are really lame you'd think they could have come up with better

    • Jochen Stossberg
      Jochen Stossberg 6 ай бұрын

      @the EQUATION What utter nonsense. She's a great writer who writes for anyone who interested in literature. That's like saying that Raymond Carver is a men's writer, because he was a man. Both of them write from what they know. I've never heard of Carver referred to as a men's writer.

    • Bad Poetry
      Bad Poetry 7 ай бұрын +1

      Agreed… his questions did not merit her work. Ugh. Silly basic questions to a woman who is a stone cold master of her genre, who wrote some of the most psychologically nuanced stories of our time. And yes, all the focus on her “woman’s point of view” and “do you hope to inspire young women to write”… ?? Do you ask male writers if they hope to “inspire little boys to write?” I’m glad I wasn’t the only one bothered... and agree, she answered with so much grace and generosity. She’s a bad ass. Guess it helps to have just won the Nobel to put you in a good mood 😂

    • Michael McGee
      Michael McGee 7 ай бұрын

      @D Kahl Yes true.

    • Michael McGee
      Michael McGee 7 ай бұрын

      That’s boloney isn’t it I’ve read her stuff and I think she’s brilliant and I’m guy.

  • MM MM
    MM MM 5 жыл бұрын +12

    She is so cute and honest and lovable!!

  • Serina Alonzo
    Serina Alonzo 2 жыл бұрын +2

    “How many stories have you thrown away?” “When I was young, I threw them all away.”

  • Marium Saleem
    Marium Saleem 2 жыл бұрын +3

    I loved watching her interview can any one guide which book is her best one for anyone

  • Brigid Fian
    Brigid Fian 22 күн бұрын

    I just read Lives of Girls and Women. Hilarious. I wanted to read someone , my mother's age, from small town Ontario (like me), who's ancestors lineage are embedded in Ontario's history. She's got so much patience, so detailed. One must be very calm, feel very safe in the world to write like A.M. I compare her to Mavis Gallant. Very detailed, ,introspective, insightful. Empowering for women.

  • Kathie Brobeck
    Kathie Brobeck 5 жыл бұрын +10

    Dear Alice, we grew up with the same stories

  • Mizoram - Mafaka Hnamte
    Mizoram - Mafaka Hnamte 5 жыл бұрын +6


      NEHA MEENA 2 жыл бұрын

      Why you love her works

  • Аскар Усин
    Аскар Усин 4 жыл бұрын +3

    This fragile but willed woman reminds me of my mom.

  • Luiz Henrique
    Luiz Henrique 4 жыл бұрын +59

    The interviewer must think that he sounds thoroughly progressive by associating her gender with everything she writes, but he comes off as disrespectful and condescending...

    • Fiona Kelly McGregor
      Fiona Kelly McGregor  Жыл бұрын

      @Nick Hall if you can't see the harm you're part of the problem ...

    • Nick Hall
      Nick Hall 2 жыл бұрын +6

      I think this can be easily misunderstood. While she doesn't want to emphasize the role necessarily, highlighting it is a signal that part of the appreciation of her work comes from the female perspective. There is a demand to bring that aspect into focus. There isn't a lot of harm here.

  • Fritz Bono
    Fritz Bono 2 жыл бұрын +8

    She is absolutely wonderful. And I agree, the guy has not read a single page of her work. He says: You seem to have a very simple view on things. She says: Do I? Laughing. You could spend like years on a Lacanian analysis of any of her stories and would not get very far (not even Zizek would). She has been there, everywhere, I am sure, she says she practically lived in that bookstore. But it really takes an institutional dumbhead like this one to buy the "simple view". Eat more chocolate, read more Munro.

    • Eunice Mwicigi
      Eunice Mwicigi 3 ай бұрын

      what does eating chocolate have to do with this??😂😂

  • Thumb Print
    Thumb Print 2 жыл бұрын +24

    This interviewer cannot get past himself; so many of his questions are gendered and banal. Alice Munro deserves better. Wonderful writer and storyteller, she manages to go beyond the tedious questions.

  • Jordan Kriss
    Jordan Kriss 2 жыл бұрын +2

    Canada's national treasure, and this country's pride.

  • Madhuri Krishna
    Madhuri Krishna 5 жыл бұрын +8

    Reading your shortstories !!!😍😍

  • shiangjeou Shyu
    shiangjeou Shyu 5 ай бұрын

    I felt uncomfortably exposed when reading Munro's work the very first time. It's like all my inner fears and unspoken secrets were suddenly open out in the light under her insightful pen. Wow, I am a woman!

  • Henrik Ibsen
    Henrik Ibsen 3 жыл бұрын +2

    Well Alice, we do enjoy your books. A lot.

  • HAO
    HAO 4 жыл бұрын +5

    She's so Canadian!

  • Eva Rosa Darias Beautell
    Eva Rosa Darias Beautell 20 күн бұрын

    What an honest, natural interview! I'm planning to use it for my CanLit classes. Thank you, Alice Munro.

  • da f
    da f 2 жыл бұрын +3

    reading “Dear Life” in quarantine

  • mohamed ali berrada
    mohamed ali berrada  Жыл бұрын +2

    I NEVER WRITTEN IN A CONSCIOUS WAY; in my view this is the most important think that a serious writer should learn from this inspired interview

  • John Golden
    John Golden  Жыл бұрын +1

    I just love her!

  • Daisy Kim
    Daisy Kim  Жыл бұрын +4

    Wait, is this the same Alice Munro from the student exchange debate in 1959?

  • Jochen Stossberg
    Jochen Stossberg 6 ай бұрын +2

    She's a dazzling writer, and her short stories are brilliant. The interviewer is certainly giving her a huge amount of time to answer at her leisure, but there's something seriously wrong here. Either he knows very little about her, or he doesn't know how important she is. Or he's uncomfortable with English. It's spoken perfectly but there's an accent there. Whatever the problem is, it's a real pity. But he's the one struggling all the same - not her. She shines through.

  • carlos moreno
    carlos moreno 3 жыл бұрын +4

    Her first story was a fanfiction lol

  • Jennifer Smart
    Jennifer Smart  Жыл бұрын

    At 13:00 good quote as to the impact of her writing...

  • Alicia H.
    Alicia H. 5 ай бұрын

    I just don't get cold, dry interviewers. The whole point's to connect with the real person behind the image. She's looking at him like a lion watches a mouse puff out his chest...amused enough to humor the whole thing...makes for a funny story later

  • Monica Andrews
    Monica Andrews 4 жыл бұрын +5

    Honest answers and I love it

  • Bardo
    Bardo 5 ай бұрын

    I love her laughter. I am enjoying your stories , Ms. Munro. Thank you for your wit and humour. 🤗☺️

  • JOE peeer
    JOE peeer 4 жыл бұрын +3


  • Judith Pohl
    Judith Pohl  Жыл бұрын +1

    What a wonderfull person!

  • Patrick Ruch
    Patrick Ruch  Жыл бұрын

    Thank you Nobel Prize for posting this video.

  • gayatri baruah
    gayatri baruah 4 жыл бұрын +2


  • Linda Chalásová
    Linda Chalásová  Жыл бұрын +1

    So beautiful human being ❤️

  • Jeremy Mestrov
    Jeremy Mestrov 2 жыл бұрын +3


  • JustinHenryfan
    JustinHenryfan 2 жыл бұрын +7

    I'm sorry but these questions are not only awful but downright rude.
    "You seem to have a very simple view on things" was the definite low point and what was that question about liking to write even though having hands full of housework and raising kids? How can this kind of a question even be asked in a post-1950's world?

    • JustinHenryfan
      JustinHenryfan 5 ай бұрын +1

      @Jochen Stossberg No in fact, it didn't occur to me. I myself struggle with English as it is not my first language. Yet I would never ask such questions.

    • Jochen Stossberg
      Jochen Stossberg 6 ай бұрын

      Has it occurred to you that he's struggling with English? There's an accent in there. A literary student maybe?

    • fredi Cavander Attwood
      fredi Cavander Attwood 2 жыл бұрын +2

      Couldn't agree more. It was unbearable the way he was behaving

  • Mallory_M
    Mallory_M 2 жыл бұрын +12

    Is this an interview about feminism or writing!?! The guy interviewing her steers everything toward gender. One question about how gender played a role in her writing would have been enough. He destroyed this interview. It was very uncomfortable to watch.

  • Ricardo Costa
    Ricardo Costa 3 жыл бұрын +2

    And the English speakers keep winning the Nobel prize... the Swedish academy only read in English or what?

    • K August
      K August 3 жыл бұрын +2

      I’m sorry. Have you actually seen the list of winners from the last thirty years?

  • fredi Cavander Attwood
    fredi Cavander Attwood 2 жыл бұрын +3

    Awful interviewer. So angry listening to him belittling her work and asking inane questions

  • Freshness of Mind & Thought
    Freshness of Mind & Thought  Жыл бұрын +2

    Suggest me some books of her.....

    • J Bird
      J Bird 6 ай бұрын +2

      @Elizabeth Aleman Thank you. Take care. 🌹

    • Elizabeth Aleman
      Elizabeth Aleman  Жыл бұрын +2

      Friend of My Youth and Dear Life are my favorite collections I’ve read so far but you can find lots of her best stories in the New Yorker.