Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich

Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster is a 2005 book by Svetlana Alexievich. Alexievich was a journalist living in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, at the time of the Chernobyl disaster. She interviewed more than 500 eyewitnesses, including firefighters, liquidators (members of the cleanup team), politicians, physicians, physicists, and ordinary citizens, over a period of 10 years. The book relates the psychological and personal tragedy of the Chernobyl accident, and explores the experiences of individuals and how the disaster affected their lives. Voices from Chernobyl was awarded the 2005 National Book.

The 248th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon (Vulture)
  2. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Nonfiction (National Book Critics Circle)

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Name Binding Sales Rank Lowest New Lowest Used Published
Voices From Chernobyl: Chronicle Of The Future Paperback 12860972 $17.90 2005
Voices from Chernobyl (Lannan Selection) Kindle Edition 1296 2015
Voices from Chernobyl (Belarussian Literature) Paperback 718 $13.36 2019
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Paperback 82107 $18.66 $3.48 2006
Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster Hardcover 66552 $17.07 $9.63 2005
Voces de Chernóbil: Crónica del futuro (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 176636 2015
DBH. VOCES DE CHERNOBIL. CRONICA DEL FUTURO Hardcover 1527410 $25.39 $56.00
Voces de Chernóbil/ Voices from Chernobyl: Crónica del futuro/ Chronicle of the future (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2837556 $13.26 $32.00 2015
Chernobyl Prayer: Voices from Chernobyl Audible Audiobook 149532 $24.81 2021
Voces de Chernobil / Voices from Chernobyl (Spanish Edition) Paperback 776186 $9.88 $10.55 2019
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster (Japanese Edition) Paperback 15689968 $13.30 $7.58 2011