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Belarusian Awarded Nobel Literature Prize

The Nobel Prize committee in Stockholm, Sweden, has awarded this year's Nobel Prize in Literature to Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexievich, for what the Nobel Committee called "her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." Alexievich has written books on the human impact of the Chernobyl disaster, the war in Afghanistan, and Soviet and post-Soviet history. Her work relies heavily on oral history and first-person perspective. The Nobel...

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