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Today is Nobel Laureate Alice Munro’s 83rd birthday. Happy Birthday, Alice! We at Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas wish you a very special day.

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

Photo: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young and CBC online

A literary giant from way back when, Alice Munro is the Canadian author known for her short stories and for creating a whole new architecture for the short story where time and space as well as character build the story. Her books are perennial nominees and winners of prestigious literary prizes, including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction, the Man Booker International Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize. In 2012, she announced that she was retiring from writing.

Afternoon Tea and shortbread for Alice Munro

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Photo: Simply Splendid Victorian Afternoon Teas

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