|Born||9 November 1929|
|Died||31 March 2016 (aged 86)|
|Notable works||Fatelessness |
Kaddish for an Unborn Child
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Literature |
Imre Kertész (9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian author. He was a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. He wrote his autobiographical roman fatelessness. In 2002, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". He was born in Budapest, Hungary.
Kertész died in Budapest, Hungary from complications of Parkinson's disease on 31 March 2016, aged 86.
References[change | change source]
- "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2002 – Imre Kertész". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Article on Kertész Archived 2007-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
- The Last Word – an interview with Kertész from Holocaust Survivors and Remembrance Project: "Forget You Not"
- Luisa Zielinski (Summer 2013). "Imre Kertész, The Art of Fiction No. 220". The Paris Review.
- Fateless on IMDb
- Imre Kertész—Nobel Lecture Archived 2008-05-17 at the Wayback Machine
- B.-ing There Archived 2005-12-15 at the Wayback Machine, a review of the novel Liquidation by Ben Ehrenreich, Village Voice, 20 December 2004
- Imre Kertész on Jewish.hu's list of famous Hungarians Archived 2015-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
- Haaretz article on Kertész