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Ismail Kadare

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Ismail Kadare
Born (1936-01-28) 28 January 1936 (age 88)
Gjirokastër, Kingdom of Albania (today Albania)
OccupationNovelist, poet
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
Man Booker International Prize
Prince of Asturias Awards
Jerusalem Prize
The Order of Légion d'Honneur

Ismail Kadare (Albanian: [ismaˈil kadaˈɾe], also spelled Kadaré; born 28 January 1936) is an Albanian novelist and poet. He is known for writing 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.
  2. "Broken April – Ismail Kadare". Various journals. Amazon.com. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
  3. "Central Europe Review: The Three-Arched Bridge". 10 May 1999. Archived from the original on 14 June 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2006.

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