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Journalist Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

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The Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has  won the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time made her to win the award.


  • She is the 14th woman to win the Nobel Prize in literature.
  • She is a journalist and her works based on female Russian soldiers in World War II and the aftermath of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
  • She was born in 1948 in the Ukrainian town of Ivano-Frankivsk.
  • She was the first journalist to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • First writer from Belarus to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Books of Svetlana Alexievich includes :

War’s Unwomanly Face
The Last witnesses
Zinky Boys
Voice from Chernobyl