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2015 Nobel Prize in Literature – Svetlana Alexievich (from the Wall Street Journal)


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“It never ceases to amaze me how interesting ordinary, everyday life is. There are an endless number of human truths … History is only interested in facts; emotions are excluded from its realm of interest. It’s considered improper to admit them into history. I look at the world as a writer, not strictly an historian. I am fascinated by people.”

Today’s video with Ms. Alexievich:


Another excellent article about Ms. Alexievich can be found in The Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/oct/08/svetlana-alexievich-wins-2015-nobel-prize-in-literature