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The announcement of the death of Nobel laureate in literature Alice Munro turned out to be fake

Canadian writer, Nobel Prize winner in literature Alice Munro has died at 89. The publishing house McClelland & Stewart reported citing her daughter. The message was false.

Update. The Twitter account announcing the writer’s death is not the official account of McClelland & Stewart. Later, there was a report that it was created by Italian journalist Tomasso Debenedetti, who already spread fakes about the deaths of famous people.

Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2013. The Nobel Committee called her “the master of the modern short story”, the American writer Cynthia Ozick – “our Chekhov.”

Munro was born on July 10, 1931 into a farmer’s family in the Canadian province of Ontario. She published her first story in 1950 while studying at the University. Her first collection, Dance of happy shadows, won the Governor General’s award for fiction. In 2009, the writer won the international Booker prize.