Author known on her behalf works The Guys of Zinc and Voices from Chernobyl, both which were first-hand accounts. She proved helpful being a correspondent for the literary newspaper, Neman. She was presented with the National Reserve Critics Circle Prize for Voices from Chernobyl in 2005. She was created to some Belarusian father along with a Ukrainian mom. She still left Belorussia after facing persecution in the Alexander Lukashenko routine.