Voice from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster(1997) won journalist Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize for Literature, in 2005. Alexievich structures her book in three parts, each of which consist of multiple monologues. The monologues are transcribed interviews between the author and the witnesses who lives were irrevocably changed by the Chernobyl disaster. The monologues amount to an oral history or collection of eyewitness interview about a particular place, time or event. The selection made here is an edited version of an excerpt from voice from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich, translated by Keith Gessen.