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Sviatlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

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Sviatlana Alexievich Wins 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature

Svetlana Alexievich, the Belarusian writer whose oral histories have recorded thousands of individual voices to map the implosion of the Soviet Union, has won the Nobel prize for literature.

The Swedish Academy, announcing her win, praised Alexievich’s “polyphonic writings”, describing them as a “monument to suffering and courage in our time”.

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