Svetlana Alexievich

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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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Last Witnesses by Svetlana Alexievich review – the astonishing achievement of the Nobel prize winner
From Chernobyl to the experience of children during the second world war ... Alexievich has produced her own remarkable version of Soviet history

Caroline Moorehead

11, Jul, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Joe Dunthorne: ‘On the Road takes longer to read than it did to write’
The Welsh writer on why you can’t trust Jack Kerouac, paying homage to Don DeLillo, and the ‘weird and witty’ Jane Bowles novel that remains underrated

Joe Dunthorne

13, Jul, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Translators are the vanguard of literary change: we need better recognition
Using the winnings from one book prize, I’ve set up another, the TA first translation prize – and here’s why we need it

Daniel Hahn

01, Mar, 2018 @8:00 PM

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The Guardian view on oral history: the power of witness | Editorial
Editorial: Great historic moments are brought to life with vivid authority by the personal testimony of those who were there


10, Aug, 2017 @6:42 PM

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Sorry, but here’s the truth – your child isn’t amazing | Emma Brockes
It took a visitor from another culture to show me how we overpraise our offspring – and the dubious reason why, writes Guardian columnist Emma Brockes

Emma Brockes

10, Aug, 2017 @2:29 PM

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The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich review – for ‘filth’ read truth
The Nobel prize-winner’s astonishing oral history of the experience of Russian woman during the second world war finally appears uncensored

Caroline Moorehead

02, Aug, 2017 @7:59 AM

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