Nobel lit prize goes to Ukrainian-Belorussian Alexievich

The 2015 Nobel Prize drought for Israelis and Jews continues as the Nobel prize for Literature is awarded to Ukrainian Belorussian author and journalist Svetlana Alexievich.

Alexievich, 67, is known for chronicling experiences in war, including her first book, “War’s Unwomanly Face,” which collected stories of women during World War II.

Israeli author Amos Oz and Jewish writer Philip Roth have been considered high on the list of favorites to win the prestigious prize for years, but will have to wait for another shot next year.

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