Nobel prize winner writer Alexievich says she does not know what she'll do next

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is accepting congratulations over being awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Svetlana Alexievich. Source: Reuters

Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is accepting congratulations over being awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.

"I have been in this capacity (as the Nobel prize winner) for two hours only, I don't know what I'll do next," Alexievich told reporters in Minsk on Oct. 8, when asked about her future plans.

She said the Russian culture minister has already congratulated her.

The Belarusian president and culture minister have yet to do so. "No, the president has not congratulated me, neither the Belarusian, nor the Russian one," she said.

It was reported that the 67-year-old writer from Belarus, Svetlana Alexievich, has become the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature.

The prize was awarded "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to the suffering and courage of our time."

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