Svetlana Alexievich is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015. Alexievich is a Belarusian writer who is being recognized, according to the announcement, “”for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.” Especially in light of our focus on “Countdown to The Cold War” over the past year, Lofty Ambitions applauds this selection.
Read an excerpt from Alexievich’s “Voices from Chernobyl” in The Paris Review HERE.
For the whole list of this year’s new Nobel laureates (Peace will be announced tomorrow), go to the Nobel Prize website HERE. We mentioned the Physics prize in yesterday’s post and are still celebrating the birthday listed in our Wednesday 5 list.