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Imre Kertész

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Imre Kertész
Imre Kertész in Szeged (2007)
Imre Kertész in Szeged (2007)
Born(1929-11-09)9 November 1929
Budapest, Hungary
Died31 March 2016(2016-03-31) (aged 86)
Budapest, Hungary
OccupationNovelist
Notable worksFatelessness
Kaddish for an Unborn Child
Liquidation
Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
2002

Imre Kertész (9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian author. He was a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. 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".[1] He was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Kertész died in Budapest, Hungary from complications of Parkinson's disease on 31 March 2016, aged 86.

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  1. "The Nobel Prize in Literature 2002 – Imre Kertész". Nobelprize.org. Retrieved 2008-02-09.

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