Rare double-post today because it was just announced that Svetlana Alexievich has won the Nobel Prize in Literature for her work in non-fiction. Until this morning, I'd never heard of Alexievich, but her work sounds incredible, focusing on different conflicts in the Soviet Union and the post-soviet world (a topic that has always interested me). I will definitely be picking up a copy of Voices from Chernobyl, in which Alexievich interviewed survivors of the infamous 1986 nuclear plant meltdown.
Have you read any Alexievich?
Writer, editor, scientist.