Her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, was an international bestseller and won the Barnes and Noble Discover award. It was adapted into an Oscar-nominated film starring Colin Firth and Scarlett Johansson and a West End stage production. Her subsequent novels have all met with critical acclaim and commercial success.
She lives in London with her husband.
Belarus, hmm...Nobel Prize for Literature almost always reminds me of my ignorance...
RT @NobelPrize: BREAKING NEWS The 2015 #NobelPrize in Literature is awarded to the Belarusian author Svetlana Alexievich http://t.co/MABhwF…
@CharlotteMende1 Lookee what I got! One of them has got your name on it, Apple Charlotte! http://t.co/z898dJU1OV