Important Point to Note : She becomes the 14th woman to win the prize since it was first awarded in 1901. The last woman to win, Canada’s Alice Munro, was handed the award in 2013.
The prize committee called her writing a monument to courage and suffering in our time.
Quick Facts about Nobel Literature Prize 2015 Awardee
- Name : Svetlana Alexievich
- From : Belarus
- Prize Share : 1/1
- She won this award for : for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time