Canadian short story writer Alice Munro has won the Nobel Prize in literature.
She's arguably the most popular writer to win the award - worth $1.2 million and given for a body of work, not a specific title - since Toni Morrison in 1993.
Alice Ann Munro, 82, has been celebrated for accessible and moving stories.
She said earlier this year that she planned to retire after Dear Life, her 14th story collection. She has been hailed as the "master of the contemporary short story."
Frequently published in The New Yorker, Munro's work has been included in Best American Short Stories and the O. Henry Awards.