Svetlana Alexievich is very deserving of the Nobel Prize for literature, says DW's Efim Schuhmann. Not only does she continue in the literary tradition of greats like Dostoyevsky, she has a huge capacity for compassion.
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Svetlana Alexievich. The Belarusian writer and investigative journalist is lauded for her unique, and often harrowing, insights into life behind the Iron Curtain.
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