Munro, has been called Canada’s Chekhov.

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«Alice Munro wins the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first Canadian woman to take the award since its launch in 1901.
Munro, 82, only the 13th woman given the award, is considered one of the world’s greatest writers of short stories.»

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/alice-munro-is-1st-canadian-woman-to-win-nobel-literature-prize-1.1958383

ALICE MUNRO, NEW YORK, AMERICA - 01 FEB 2005