Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievic is a Belarusian prose writer and an investigative journalist and prose write. She did her country, Belarus proud, when she received the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her polyphonic style of writing, a testimonial to the sufferings and the show of courage of the time. Incidentally, she writes in the Russian language.
Born to a Belarusian father and a Ukrainian mother in the west Ukrainian town of Stanislav, Alexievich spent her childhood in Belarus. She embarked upon her career in Journalism, immediately on finishing school. Before graduating from Belarusian State University, Alexievich was a reporter with. Later, she became a correspondent for Neman, a literary magazine in the year 1976.