Svetlana Alexievich, journalist and prose writer from Belarus, has won the Nobel Prize award for literature. She is well known for her nonfiction prose relating to social justice issues of the past and present.
Breaking News: The Nobel Prize in Literature is awarded to the Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich http://t.co/zZV2a97dbP
— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 8, 2015
"Today’s Nobel Prize in literature is a win for humanity" http://t.co/XL6dY8rhLI
— TIME.com (@TIME) October 8, 2015
“She is best known for giving voice to women and men who lived through major events like the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan that lasted from 1979 to 1989 and the Chernobyl nuclear disaster of 1986, in which her own sister was killed and her mother was blinded,” the New York Times article, “Svetlana Alexievich, Belarussian Voice of Survivors, Wins Nobel Prize in Literature” said of the author.
I hear the news of Nobel and think of Svetalana Alexievich's essay on the Afghan war in Granta ages back.. http://t.co/xpfdLPGtak
— Basharat Peer (@basharat_peer) October 8, 2015
— NYer Page-Turner (@pageturner) October 8, 2015
I've been a HUGE fan of Belarusian Nobel prize-winning author Svetlana Alexievich ever since I first heard of her a few minutes ago.
— Sam Copeland (@stubbleagent) October 8, 2015
And on behalf of the award, the Swedish Academy said that she was deserving “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”
Literature Nobel: telling the stories of those who have no voice. Svetlana Alexievich Wins Nobel Prize in Literature http://t.co/3x6KeotH1q
— Prof. Peter Doherty (@ProfPCDoherty) October 8, 2015
among other things Svetlana Alexievich Nobel is a long-overdue acknowledgement of the literary value of non-fiction http://t.co/VAUocufnHG
— Anne Applebaum (@anneapplebaum) October 8, 2015