October | Thursday | 08, 2015 :: Belarusian investigative journalist, ornithologist and prose writer, Svetlana Alexievich won Nobel prize in literature: 2015 for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.
Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich (born May 31, 1948) is a Belarusian investigative journalist, ornithologist and prose writer. In 2014, she was nominated by Ural Federal University for the 2014 and 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, having won in 2015. She is the recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature (Swedish: Nobelpriset i litteratur) has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” (original Swedish: den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning). Though individual works are sometimes cited as being particularly noteworthy, here “work” refers to an author’s work as a whole. The Swedish Academy decides who, if anyone, will receive the prize in any given year. The academy announces the name of the chosen laureate in early October. It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895; the others are the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Nobel Prize in Physics, Nobel Peace Prize, and Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.