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Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexeivich wins Nobel Prize in Literature

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Belarusian journalist Svetlana Alexeivich wins Nobel Prize in Literature

<p>In the gilded rooms of the Royal Swedish Academy the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015 was awarded to the Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our times.”</p> <p>Alexeivich is the14th woman to win the prestigious award since its inception in 1901.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Svetlana Alexievich’s comment on the 2015 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NobelPrize?src=hash">#NobelPrize</a> in Literature was ”Fantastic!” says Permanent Secretary Sara Danius.</p>— The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) <a href="https://twitter.com/NobelPrize/status/652082121847275520">October 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Known for her investigative journalism, she is an outspoken critic of the Russian regime. Her most notable works in English are first-hand accounts of the war in Afghanistan and an oral history of the Chernobyl disaster.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Two works by new Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich are available in English <a href="http://t.co/E0H2AnfuwF">http://t.co/E0H2AnfuwF</a> <a href="http://t.co/SdeS2lFcoS">pic.twitter.com/SdeS2lFcoS</a></p>— The Millions (@The_Millions) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Millions/status/652081278896992256">October 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>Writers to have been tipped for this year’s prize included Haruki Murakami, Philip Roth and Joyce Carol Oates.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Murakami fails to win the Nobel Prize in Literature. Again. He is the Leo DiCaprio of the literary world.</p>— Vida Gruet (@darthvida) <a href="https://twitter.com/darthvida/status/652087179192041472">October 8, 2015</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>