STOCKHOLM (Web Desk) – The Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich has been awarded with 2015 Nobel Prize in literature in a latest announcement.

In the announcement Alexievich was cited for her polyphonic writings which are considered as a monument to suffering and courage.

The new permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy said this year’s winner of the Nobel Prize in literature “has mapped the soul” of the Soviet and post-Soviet people. Danius further termed the work of Alexievich “absolutely brilliant.”

Speaking by phone to Swedish broadcaster SVT, Svetlana Alexievich said winning the Nobel Prize in literature left her with a “complicated” feeling.

She said she was at home “doing chores, I was doing the ironing,” when the academy called her to tell that she has won the Nobel Prize.