Maricela Gonzalez
October 10, 2013 AT 06:23 PM EDT

The book world is a buzz with the news that short story virtuoso Alice Munro has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature. Fans and well-wishers — including other prominent authors — have taken to Twitter to congratulate Munro. Check out Margaret Atwood, Jodi Picoult, Salman Rushdie, and others’ reactions to the “master of the contemporary story” winning the Nobel Prize:

Margaret Atwood

Okay,everyone’s calling Me to get me to write about Alice! (Alice, come out from behind the tool shed and pick up the phone.) #AliceMunro

— Margaret E. Atwood (@MargaretAtwood) October 10, 2013

Reza Aslan

Alice Munro SOOOO deserves the Nobel Prize. Hurray for short stories!

— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) October 10, 2013

Christopher Barzak

Also, alice munro! Wasn’t expecting that. Stunned in a refreshing manner. — Christopher Barzak (@Cbarzak) October 10, 2013

Harlan Coben

I can’t tell you how great it is to see Alice Munro all over my twitter feed instead of Miley Cyrus. #Nobel #WontLast — Harlan Coben (@HarlanCoben) October 10, 2013

Now if only Alice Munro would twerk…. #Nobel — Harlan Coben (@HarlanCoben) October 10, 2013

  Hart Hanson

Alice Munro! Nobel Prize! Beautiful stories beautifully rendered beautifully rewarded. Beautiful. — Hart Hanson (@HartHanson) October 10, 2013

Jodi Picoult

Love, love, LOVE that #AliceMunro won the #Nobel. — Jodi Picoult (@jodipicoult) October 10, 2013

Anne Mazer 

I don’t think I’ve ever felt so excited about a Nobel prize winner. #AliceMunrototallydeservesit — Anne Mazer (@Annemazer) October 10, 2013

Patrick Ness

Alice Munro. Nobel Prize. Good thing. — Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) October 10, 2013

Alice Munro news has been the second reminder in a week why no one reads (or needs to read) the LRB. — Patrick Ness (@Patrick_Ness) October 10, 2013

  Andrew Pyper

Alice Munro! Alice Munro! Alice Munro! — Andrew Pyper (@andrewpyper) October 10, 2013

I once waited on Alice Munro in a restaurant. And yes, world media, I’m available for interviews. — Andrew Pyper (@andrewpyper) October 10, 2013

Corey Redekop

What with all the hoopla, I’m already dreading the inevitable Alice Munro backlash. — coreyredekop (@CoreyRedekop) October 10, 2013

Salman Rushdie

Many congrats to Alice Munro. When I edited Best American Short Stories I wanted to pick 3 of hers. A true master of the form. #NobelPrize — Salman Rushdie (@SalmanRushdie) October 10, 2013

Cheryl Strayed

Alice Munro wins the Nobel Prize in Literature! Those of you who know me know how happy this makes me….

— Cheryl Strayed (@CherylStrayed) October 10, 2013

Melissa Wiley

Smiling big here. (Unlike a Munro character.) “Canadian Alice Munro, master of the short story, wins Nobel lit prize

— Melissa Wiley (@melissawiley) October 10, 2013

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