About Svetlana Alexievich
Belarusian journalist and novelist Svetlana Alexievich has spent her career collecting first-person accounts on
major events in Soviet history, facing political persecution and forced to flee Belarus. Her works include 'The Unwomanly
Face of War' and 'Voices from Chernobyl'. Alexievich is the first author from Belarus to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.