Belarussian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the 2015 Nobel Literature Prize on Thursday, honoured for her work chronicling the horrors of war and life under the repressive Soviet regime.
The Swedish Academy hailed the 67-year-old ‘for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time’.
Alexievich has drawn international acclaim for her moving accounts of Chernobyl, Second World War and the war in Afghanistan crafted through thousands of interviews with men, women and children.
‘By means of her extraordinary method – a carefully composed collage of human voices – Alexievich deepens our comprehension of an entire era,’ the Academy wrote.
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Source: New Age