Oct 08, 2015
By Andy Johnson
Investigative journalist Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded this year’s Nobel Prize for literature.
Over her career, Alexievich has used her journalistic skills to create literature chronicling the great tragedies of the Soviet Union, World War II, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the Chornobyl nuclear disaster.
The 67 year old Ukraine-born author is the first Belorussian to win the prize and the first journalist.
Alexievich will receive her medal at a ceremony December 10th.