Alieksijevič Sviatlana Aliaksandraŭna

Position

Writer

Alternative spelling

Aleksievich Sviatlana Aliaksandrauna

Career

She worked as a teacher of history and German language in schools of Mazyr district, a journalist of the newspaper “Prypyatskaya prauda” in Naroŭlia. In 1972 she started working in the “Mayak Kamunizmu” – the local newspaper in Biaroza, Brest region. In 1973-1976 she worked in the Belarusian “Rural Newspaper”, 1976-1984 years – headed the essays and journalism depratment of magazine “Nioman”. In 1983 she was admitted to the Union of Soviet Writers. Since the beginning of the 2000s, she lived in Italy, France and Germany. Since 2013 she lives in Belarus. Alieksijevič is the author of the books The Unwomanly Face of War (1985), Last Witnesses (1985), Zincy Boys (1989), Chernobyl Prayer (1997), Second hand Time (2013). Sviatlana received Nobel Prize for Literature in 2015.

Year of birth

1948

Region of birth

Ivano-Frankivsk
Ukraine

Education

Belarusian State University

Sector

Society

Region

Minsk

Links

Алексиевич, Светлана Александровна

Tags

Culture
Literature
Civil society