Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich dedicated the Book World Prague award to Ukrainian authors
This year’s Book World Prague festival Jiří Theiner Prize has been awarded to Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich. In turn, she dedicated the prize to Ukrainian authors who took part in the event. — The Czech News Agency reports.
The Nobel Prize-winning author could not personally attend the festival in Prague due to bad health. The award was therefore accepted by the Ukrainian delegation.
The Jiří Theiner Prize was created in 2011 and was first awarded to people who had a significant impact on propagating Czech literature. However, starting this year, the award is now focused on individuals supportive of democracy who are voices of freedom against censorship.