Famous Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich gets Germany’s Order of Merit
On June 15, Svetlana Alexievich, a prominent Belarusian writer and holder of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, received the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany from Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Nobel laureate about leaving Belarus: ‘I would have been arrested sooner or later’
Prominent Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is aware of her return’s involving risks, she told journalists in Sicily, where she was presented with the Taormina Award for Literary Excellence at Taobuk (the Taormina Books Festival).