The Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Belarusian anti-regime journalist

October 9th, 2015   Belarus | News | Theme: Belarus

Investigative journalist and author Svetlana Alexievich to receive the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature. “They pretend I don’t exist”, “I am not published [in Belarus], and I cannot speak publicly anywhere.” says Alexievich, a vocal critic of totalitarianism.

The Swedish Academy writes:

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 is awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich

“for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”

 

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The Swedish Academy

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