Svetlana Alexievich

1948 - Today

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Svetlana Alexandrovna Alexievich (born 31 May 1948) is a Belarusian investigative journalist, essayist and oral historian who writes in Russian. She was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Svetlana Alexievich has received more than 1,172,498 page views. Her biography is available in 91 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 88 in 2019). Svetlana Alexievich is the 231st most popular writer (down from 229th in 2019), the 15th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 18th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Svetlana Alexievich is a Belarusian investigative journalist and non-fiction writer. She is most famous for her book The Unwomanly Face of War, which is a collection of interviews with women who served in the Soviet Army during World War II.

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Among writers, Svetlana Alexievich ranks 231 out of 5,794Before her are Gotthold Ephraim Lessing, Jacob Grimm, Nikos Kazantzakis, Robert Musil, Emily Dickinson, and Lope de Vega. After her are W. Somerset Maugham, Wisława Szymborska, Anacreon, Nasir al-Din al-Tusi, Bartolomé de las Casas, and Guillaume de Machaut.

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Among people born in 1948, Svetlana Alexievich ranks 7Before her are Charles, Prince of Wales, Al Gore, Jean Reno, Gérard Depardieu, Cat Stevens, and Samuel L. Jackson. After her are Terry Pratchett, Ozzy Osbourne, Eckhart Tolle, Jean-Michel Jarre, Hassan Rouhani, and John R. Bolton.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Svetlana Alexievich ranks 15 out of 913Before her are John III Sobieski (1629), Joseph Conrad (1857), Ilya Repin (1844), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Hafsa Sultan (1479), and Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595). After her are Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Élie Metchnikoff (1845), Andrei Chikatilo (1936), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), Anna Akhmatova (1889), and Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Svetlana Alexievich ranks 4Before her are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), and Joseph Conrad (1857). After her are Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905).