Alice Munro of Canada has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. She is a celebrated author of many collections of short stories and also won the 2009 Man Booker International Prize for her lifetime body of work.
The Nobel Bio released on her describes her work:
Munro is acclaimed for her finely tuned storytelling, which is characterized by clarity and psychological realism. Some critics consider her a Canadian Chekhov. Her stories are often set in small town environments, where the struggle for a socially acceptable existence often results in strained relationships and moral conflicts – problems that stem from generational differences and colliding life ambitions. Her texts often feature depictions of everyday but decisive events, epiphanies of a kind, that illuminate the surrounding story and let existential questions appear in a flash of lightning.
Her most recent work is Dear Life: Stories published in 2012 and is highly rated by the GoodReads community.