Twitter Basks in Alice Munro's Nobel Victory

Short story aficionado Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature early this morning, and the reaction was a mix of excitement, Canadian pride, and confusion from fans of scorned author Philip Roth.

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Short story aficionado Alice Munro was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature early this morning, and the reaction was a mix of excitement, Canadian pride, and confusion from fans of scorned author Philip Roth.

Overall excitement:

Margaret Atwood, the Canadian novelist and friend of Munro, tweeted her utter joy:

Slate contributor Jessica Grose noted her inspiration:

Freelance literature writer Michelle Dean was ecstatic:

Boston Globe contributor and freelancer Ruth Graham showed off her nice little stitching of Munro's portrait:

Dave Atkinson made us want to climb in bed and read Munro:

Canadian pride:

Canadians felt quite strongly about one of their kind winning, as Dean proudly tweeted:

Canada's oldest independent publisher talked the Mounties, too:

As well as Canadian freelance journalist Ryan Van Horne, who joked at the expense of the boorish David Gilmour.

Why not Philip Roth?

Longtime favorite Philip Roth failed to win the Nobel Prize again, a note that Bloomberg View's Jeffrey Goldberg wants explained.

Mike Riggs of The Atlantic Cities made Roth his own award:

Humor about how she heard the news:

Where was Munro? Atwood wanted to know.

Lit-interested student Simon Collinson took to some humor:

CBC World Report finally spoke to Munro about how she finally heard about the news:

And Megan Garber at The Atlantic noted Munro will have a great story to tell:

Alice Munro, either through the worst timing or the best, now has a fantastic story to tell. The newest winner of the Noble Prize in Literature doesn't have to recall the moment of her win. She can replay it for herself, over and over, as many times as she wants. 

Understand all of the reactions now? If not, Los Angeles Times book editor Joy Press can fully summarize it:

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