Thursday, October 29, 2015

2015 Nobel Prize for Literature

Belarusan journalist Svetlana Alexievich was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature for work that the Swedish Academy described as “a monument to suffering and courage in our time.”  It is uncommon for nonfiction writers to earn the Nobel Prize.  Alexievich's book Voices From Chernobyl, which is available for requests through our online catalog, follows survivors of the 1986 Ukrainian nuclear disaster.