Ismail Kadare

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Ismail Kadare
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Born (1936-01-28) 28 January 1936 (age 83)
Gjirokastër, Kingdom of Albania (today Albania)
OccupationNovelist, poet
NationalityAlbanian
Period1954–present
Notable worksThe General of the Dead Army 1963

The Castle 1970
Chronicle in Stone 1971
Broken April 1978
[1][1][2] The Three-Arched Bridge 1978
The Palace of Dreams 1981
The Concert 1988
The File on H 1990

The Pyramid 1992[3]
Notable awardsPrix mondial Cino Del Duca
1992
Man Booker International Prize
2005
Prince of Asturias Awards
2009
Jerusalem Prize
2015
The Order of Légion d'Honneur
2016

Ismail Kadare (Albanian: [ismaˈil kadaˈɾe], also spelled Kadaré; born 28 January 1936) is an Albanian novelist and poet. He is known for writting short stories until the publication of his first novel, The General of the Dead Army.

In 1996, he became a lifetime member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences of France. In 2005, he won the first Man Booker International Prize and in 2016, he was Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur recipient.

Kadare has been said he might win the Nobel Prize in Literature. His works have been published in about 30 languages.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Liukkonen, Petri. "Ismail Kadare". Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help); Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
  2. "Broken April – Ismail Kadare". Various journals. Amazon.com. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  3. "Central Europe Review: The Three-Arched Bridge". 10 May 1999. Retrieved 23 May 2006.

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