Stockholm: 67-year-old Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich has been presented with the Nobel Prize 2015 in Literature on Thursday. The Nobel was awarded “for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”.
Ms. Alexievich is the 14th women Literature Laureate.
This year’s medicine prize went to scientists from Japan, the U.S. and China who discovered drugs to fight malaria and other tropical diseases. Japanese and Canadian scientists won the physics prize for discovering that tiny particles called neutrinos have mass.
The Nobel announcements continue with the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday and the economics award on Monday.