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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 1,437,496 page views. Her biography is available in 92 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 91 in 2019). Svetlana Alexievich is the 189th most popular writer (up from 231st in 2019), the 17th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 15th 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 189 out of 5,755Before her are Georges Simenon, Sigrid Undset, François-René de Chateaubriand, John Steinbeck, Orhan Pamuk, and Mario Vargas Llosa. After her are Quintilian, Snorri Sturluson, Terence, Karen Blixen, Lou Andreas-Salomé, and Tristan Tzara.

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Among people born in 1948, Svetlana Alexievich ranks 6Before her are Charles, Prince of Wales, Al Gore, Jean Reno, Gérard Depardieu, and Samuel L. Jackson. After her are Jean-Michel Jarre, Terry Pratchett, Cat Stevens, Eckhart Tolle, Ozzy Osbourne, and Sauli Niinistö.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Svetlana Alexievich ranks 17 out of 1,083Before her are Kazimir Malevich (1879), John III Sobieski (1629), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), Joseph Conrad (1857), Helena Blavatsky (1831), and Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595). After her are Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), Kliment Voroshilov (1881), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Lyudmila Pavlichenko (1916), and Stanisław Leszczyński (1677).

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 Taras Shevchenko (1814), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Lesya Ukrainka (1871).

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