Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature'Absolutely essential and heartbreaking reading There's a reason Ms Alexievich won a Nobel Prize' Craig Mazin creator of the HBOSky TV series Chernobyl A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come While officials tried to hush up the accident Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors clean up workers residents firefighters resettlers widows orphans crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear anger and uncertainty but also dark humour and love A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness and remember in a world that wants you to forget'Beautifully written heart breaking' Arundhati Roy Elle 'One of the most humane and terrifying books I've ever read' Helen Simpson ObserverWinner of the Nobel Prize in Literature'Absolutely essential and heartbreaking reading There's a reason Ms Alexievich won a Nobel Prize' Craig Mazin creator of the HBOSky TV series Chernobyl A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come While officials tried to hush up the accident Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors clean up workers residents firefighters resettlers widows orphans crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear anger and uncertainty but also dark humour and love A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness and remember in a world that wants you to forget'Beautifully written heart breaking' Arundhati Roy Elle 'One of the most humane and terrifying books I've ever read' Helen Simpson ObserverWinner of the Nobel Prize in Literature'Absolutely essential and heartbreaking reading There's a reason Ms Alexievich won a Nobel Prize' Craig Mazin creator of the HBOSky TV series Chernobyl A new translation of Voices from Chernobyl based on the revised text In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come While officials tried to hush up the accident Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors clean up workers residents firefighters resettlers widows orphans crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear anger and uncertainty but also dark humour and love A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness and remember in a world that wants you to forget'Beautifully written heart breaking' Arundhati Roy Elle 'One of the most humane and terrifying books I've ever read' Helen Simpson Observer