Svetlana Alexievich

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Birthday
31, 1948
Birthplace
Ukraine
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Ukraine

About

Author known for her works The Boys of Zinc and Voices from Chernobyl, both of which were first-hand accounts.

Before Fame

She worked as a correspondent for the literary magazine, Neman.

Trivia

She was given the National Book Critics Circle Award for Voices from Chernobyl in 2005.

Family Life

She was born to a Belarusian father and a Ukrainian mother.

Associated With

She left Belorussia after facing persecution from the Alexander Lukashenko regime.