Author Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus has been selected for prestigious 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.
The Swedish Academy has selected Svetlana for her polyphonic writings, courage and a monument to suffering.
With this she became 14th women Literature Laureate and she is also the first writer from Belarus to receive this award.
About Svetlana Alexievich
- She was born on 31 May 1948 in the Ukrainian town of Ivano-Frankivsk.
- She had studied journalism at the University of Minsk between 1967 and 1972.
- Later she worked as a journalist for several years and published her first book War’s Unwomanly Face in 1985.
- Using her journalistic skills, she has created a literature chronicling the great tragedies of
World War II, Soviet Union and its collapse, Soviet war in Afghanistan and 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
- Her best-known works: Voices from Chernobyl (2005), Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the
Afghanistan War (1992),
- Awards: reviously, she had won the Swedish PEN prize in 2007 for her courage and dignity as a writer.