On 8 October 2015, Svetlana Alexievich became the first belarusian writer who recieved the Nobel Prize in Literature. This woman is one of the most (if not the most) published contemporary Belarusian authors. Her books have been translated and printed in more than 20 countries. However, today most of the new editions of Svetlana Alexievich’s works first see the world through publishing outside of Belarus. Congratulations!