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67-year-old Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize In Literature

  • JWB Post
  •  October 14, 2015

 

Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich is an investigative journalist and non-fiction prose writer, who writes in Russian. This Belorussian writer has recently won the Nobel Prize in literature.

Her work has been named as “a monument to suffering and courage” by judges.

67-year-old Svetlana created a journal telling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and its collapse: World War II, the Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the suicides that ensued from the death of Communism. This piece of literature was later translated into many languages and received worldwide appreciation.

Her first novel, The Unwomanly Face of the War, was published in 1985 and is based on the untold stories of women who had fought against the Nazi Germans, sold more than 2 million copies.

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