Svetlana Alexievich

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In Annie Ernaux’s Nobel prize we see the public value of our intimate histories | Gaby Wood
This year’s winner shows the merit of the memoir form and marks a turning point for the literature prize

Gaby Wood

08, Oct, 2022 @6:00 PM

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The Guardian view on Annie Ernaux: a vintage Nobel winner | Editorial
Editorial: One of France’s finest writers has joined an all too select bunch of female laureates. And about time too


07, Oct, 2022 @5:25 PM

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‘Trust breached’: publisher distances herself from author John Hughes amid plagiarism claims
Upswell publisher Terri-ann White says she is distressed by controversy around former Miles Franklin prize longlist novel The Dogs

Steph Harmon

17, Jun, 2022 @9:23 AM

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Miles Franklin prize removes novel from longlist after author apologises for plagiarism
Exclusive: The Dogs by John Hughes withdrawn from $60,000 prize after novelist admits he used parts of nonfiction work of Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich ‘without realising’

Anna Katherine Verney

10, Jun, 2022 @6:47 AM

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Miles Franklin-nominated novelist apologises for plagiarising Nobel laureate ‘without realising’
Exclusive: Guardian Australia uncovers multiple near-identical phrases and scenes in John Hughes’ book The Dogs and Svetlana Alexievich’s nonfiction work The Unwomanly Face of War

Anna Katharine Verney

09, Jun, 2022 @4:56 AM

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Writers stand united in a call for peace | Letter
Letter: Signatories from PEN International call for an end to the violence unleashed by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine


27, Feb, 2022 @5:25 PM

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The Guardian view on the writing business: readers must ultimately benefit | Editorial
Editorial: People want stories and that means cultivating a publishing ecosystem where big and small can flourish


28, Mar, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Belarus charges opposition leader with 'undermining national security'
Maria Kolesnikova could face up to five years in prison as president cracks down on opposition

Shaun Walker in Moscow

16, Sep, 2020 @3:53 PM

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Belarus: we will not give up, says opposition leader after new arrests
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya tells MEPs ‘intimidation didn’t work’ after two allies detained

Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Andrew Roth in Moscow

25, Aug, 2020 @12:12 PM

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Top 10 books about the human cost of war | Maaza Mengiste
The novelist explains how literature illuminates soldiers’ experience, and how it helped her depict the women who fought Mussolini in Ethiopia

Maaza Mengiste

29, Jan, 2020 @12:14 PM

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Top 10 eyewitness accounts of 20th-century history | Charles Emmerson
These stories of a tumultuous era bring to life its intimate passions and accidents as well as its overwhelming scale

Charles Emmerson

27, Nov, 2019 @12:08 PM

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Svetlana Alexievich: ‘Most children caught up in war die early’
The Nobel prize-winning author on using oral history to convey the horrors of war

Luke Harding

12, Oct, 2019 @5:00 PM

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