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Alexievich Receives Nobel Literature Prize

Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich

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Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has received her Nobel Prize in Literature from the king of Sweden in Stockholm.

The 2015 Nobel Prize winners in physics, chemistry, and medicine also picked up their awards at the December 10 ceremony.

In Oslo, Norway, Tunisia's National Dialogue Quartet received the Nobel Peace Prize, with a leader of one of the four members of the group saying that the fight against terrorism has become an "absolute priority."

Alexievich has chronicled the lives of ordinary people crushed in the tragedies of the 20th century.

In her first public statement after winning the prize, she denounced Russia's intervention in Ukraine as an "invasion."

The 67-year-old Alexievich, who was born in Soviet Ukraine to a Belarusian father and a Ukrainian mother, told RFE/RL that she wants to use the spotlight cast on her by the award to try to spark a nonviolent "revolution in the minds of people."

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