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    Bret Easton Ellis Disses Alice Munro

    VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30:  Screenwriter Bret Easton Ellis  attends the 70th Venice International Film Festival at Terrazza Maserati on August 30, 2013 in Venice, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images for Maserati)

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    Bret Easton Ellis, who has not won a Nobel Prize, took to Twitter to say that new Nobel laureate Alice Munro is “so completely overrated.” In a second tweet, The American Psycho author wrote that, “the Nobel is a joke and has been for ages.” Munro’s win has been praised by several high profile writers, including  A.S. Byatt, Colm Tóibín and Anne Enright; apparently, most of Ellis’s followers also support the Nobel’s decision. He was forced to recant somewhat after widespread backlash, writing that, “the sentimental hatred for me has made me want to re-read Munro, who I never really got, because now I feel like I've beaten-up Santa Claus.”

    Read it at The Guardian