Thursday, may 18, in the Twitter the Minister of culture of France Francoise Nissen was published the message about the death of the writer Svetlana Aleksievich. «Terrible news. Died Svetlana Alexievich. No details», – stated in the publication.
This caused the trust of many media, since Nissen was formerly publisher of the works Aleksievich.
Later, however, she Svetlana Alexievich denied it and assured that he is alive and well, reports RIA Novosti. Currently, the writer is in Seoul.
Shortly thereafter, a well-known author about the Internet messages about celebrities Italian literature teacher and journalist Tomasso de Benedetti said that he created a fake account of the Minister of culture of France and published it about the message on her behalf, reports NEWSru.com.
A terrible news. Svetlana Alexievich dies. No details.
— Françoise Nyssen (@NyssenCulture) May 18, 2017
Svetlana Aleksievich was born may 31, 1948 in Stanislav (now – Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine). Father – Belarusian, mother – Ukrainian. Later the family moved to Belarus. In 1965 he graduated from high school in Kopatkevichi Petrikov district, Gomel region. He then worked as an educator, teacher of history and German in schools of the Mozyr district, journalist of the newspaper «Pripyatsky Prauda» («Pripyat truth») in narovla. In 1972 he graduated from the faculty of journalism of BSU, started working at the «Mayak Kommunizma» – local newspaper in Bereza, Brest region. In 1973-1976 he worked in the «Rural newspaper», in the years 1976-1984 – head of the essay and journalism of the journal «Neman». In 1983, admitted to the Union of Soviet writers. Since the beginning of 2000-x years living in Italy, France, and Germany. Repeatedly named among the candidates for the «literary noble» (2013 and 2014). After the Crimean events made in the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine condemnation of Russia’s policy towards Ukraine.
Major works of Svetlana Alexievich: «war has no female face» (1985), «the Last witnesses» (1985), «Zinc boys» (1989), «Enchanted by death» (1993), «Chernobyl prayer» (1997), «the Last witness. Solo children’s voices» (2004), «Time second hand» (2013).
In October 2015, was awarded the Nobel prize for literature.