Alice Munro (Nobel Prize in Literature 2013) (b. 1931) is a Canadian author writing in English. Munro's work has been described as having revolutionized the architecture of short stories, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward in time.
So powerful are Munro's short stories that she won a Nobel Prize for her career in 2013, when the committee called her a master of the genre. This particular collection is a great place to begin appreciating her work.