“People always speak beautifully when they are in love or close to death.”
- Svetlana Alexievich, an investigative journalist and non-fiction prose writer who was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time." She is the first writer from Belarus to receive the award.
Quoted in the Financial Times print edition December 19/20, 2015 "Speak with a human voice", which she herself wrote.
Photograph by Elke Wetzig via Wikimedia Commons
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