Alexievich Svetlana

Born in Ukraine and raised in Belarus, Svetlana Alexievich was trained as a journalist but was soon drawn to literature. She went on to create her own genre, which she has described as a chorus of individual voices and a collage of everyday details. Her books have been published in more than fifty countries and translated into more than forty languages. Alexievich is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.