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Chronicling from the first person through the words of witnesses, Ms Alexievich has seen her works translated into numerous languages and scooped international awards. She began tape-recording accounts of female soldiers who took part in World War II while she was working as a newspaper reporter in the 1970s.

Chronicler of war, Chernobyl horrors Alexievich wins Nobel for literature

Oct 9, 2015 5:50 AM


BELARUSSIAN author Svetlana Alexievich, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday, has drawn international acclaim with her emotional accounts of the Chernobyl disaster and World War II based on witness accounts.

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