Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday. The following excerpt of her work is taken from “Voices From Chernobyl.” The book, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award, is a compilation of interviews with survivors of the nuclear reactor accident.

I want to bear witness . . .

It happened ten years ago, and it happens to me again every day.

We lived in the town of Pripyat. In that town.

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