Belarusian writer and Nobel prize winner Svetlana Alexievich has made it to the shortlist of the UK’s most prestigious award for nonfiction writing, Baillie Gifford prize, for her book “Second-Hand Time”, the Guardian reports.
The shortlist announced on Monday also includes books by two journalists and one a Pulitzer prize winner.
“Alexievich’s hugely admired Second-Hand Time, translated by Bela Shayevich, won her the Nobel for what the judges described as “her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time”, the Guardian writes.
The longlish for this year’s award included ten entries, the four titles that made it to the final are:
- Second-Hand Time by Svetlana Alexievich;
- Negroland: A Memoir by Margo Jefferson;
- The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between by Hisham Matar;
- East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity by Philippe Sands.
The winner will be announced on 15 November.