July 10: Born in Wingham, Ontario, to Robert Eric Laidlaw, a fox farmer, and his ailing but ambitious wife, Ann Chamney Laidlaw.
Her mother develops Parkinson's Disease.
AM attends the University of Western Ontario.
First published short story, in a student literary journal.
Marries James Munro and moves to Vancouver, where she and her husband have two daughters.
Moves to Victoria, British Columbia,
Has third daughter.
Her first collection, Dance of the Happy Shades, wins the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction.
Lives of Girls and Women, a collection of interlinked stories, is published as a novel and wins the Canadian Booksellers Association International Book Year Award.
Separates from her husband. Moves to London, Ontario. Becomes Writer-in-Residence at the University of Western Ontario.
Divorced. Marries Gerald Fremlin; they move to the small town of Clinton, Ontario, a few miles southwest of her birthplace.
Her collection of interlinked stories, Who Do You Think You Are?, is published, and earns Munro the Governor General's Literary Award for a second time.
Tours Australia, China and Scandinavia.
Holds the position of Writer-in-Residence at both the University of British Columbia and the University of Queensland.
Moons of Jupiter is published.
The Progress of Love is published; wins Governor General's Literary Award and Marian Engel Prize.
Friend of My Youth is published; wins Canada Council Molson Prize.
Open Secrets is published.
Selected Stories is published.
The Love Of A Good Woman is published. Wins the National Book Critics Circle Award.
Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage is published.
Runaway is published.
Carried Away is published.
The View From Castle Rock is published.
Wins the Man Booker International Prize, for her body of work and the contribution she has made to "fiction on the world stage."
Too Much Happiness is published.
Dear Life is published.
Awarded the Nobel Prize. The Committee notes,
Through their complexity, through their clarity, and through their precision, the stories Munro has published capture the very feelings of what it is like to live, to be alive. The feeling of just being a human being. From first to last—whichever one the last may be—Munro's stories reveal her as a consummate artist who is without question among the most accomplished masters of the short story.
Family Furnishings is published.