Elke Wetzig, Wikimedia Commons

News about Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich's death a hoax

Photo: Elke Wetzig, Wikimedia Commons

Reports in French and Russian media on May 18 about the death of Nobel Literature Prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich from Belarus have turned out to be based on a hoax. The writer picked up a call from Euroradio and confirmed she was alive attending her book's translation launch in Seul, South Korea. "I am alive in Seul, it was a bad joke", she told a Euroradio reporter. Please check more details in