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Svetlana Alexievich

Svetlana Alexievich
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Svetlana Alexievich was born in the Ukraine and studied journalism at the University of Minsk. She has received numerous awards for her writing, including a prize from the Swedish PEN Institute for "courage and dignity as a writer." Her books include Voices from Chernobyl, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. She is the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.