The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015, Svetlana Alexievich
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The Swedish Academy is an independent cultural institution, founded in 1786 by King Gustaf III in order to advance the Swedish language and Swedish literature. The Academy has also awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature since 1901.

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Press release24 Mar 2016

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Press release3 Nov 2015

The press conference with the Nobel laureate in literature, December 6th at 1 p.m.

When this year's Nobel laureate in literature Svetlana Alexievich is in Stockholm a press conference is given in the Grand Hall at the Swedish Academy.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2015

Press release8 Oct 2015

Svetlana Alexievich

The Nobel Prize in Literature for 2015 is awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich

“for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”.

The Permanent Secretary

The Nobel Prize in literature 2015

Press release5 Oct 2015

The Swedish Academy will announce this year’s Nobel Laureate in literature at 1 p.m. on Thursday, October 8 in the Grand Hall in the Exchange.