Died writer Andrei Bitov

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In Moscow on 82-m to year of life has died the writer Andrey Bitov, said literary critic Galina Yuzefovich on Facebook.

«Only my mom called from the Bauman hospital. Andrei Bitov died today,» wrote Yuzefovich.

Bits is one of the founders of postmodernism in Russian literature, the author of the novels «the Pushkin house», «Man in landscape», «the Georgian album».

The collection of prose «Empire in four dimensions» in 2014 he received the prize of the Government of the Russian Federation in the field of culture. In 2015, the Bits became a laureate of the Platonov award, and three years later he was awarded the order of Friendship.

Bits was also an honorary member of the Russian Academy of arts.

The date and place of farewell is not reported.