|Born||28 January 1936|
Gjirokastër, Kingdom of Albania (today Albania)
|Notable works||The General of the Dead Army 1963|
The Pyramid 1992
|Notable awards||Prix mondial Cino Del Duca |
Man Booker International Prize
Prince of Asturias Awards
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]
- Liukkonen, Petri. "Ismail Kadare". Books and Writers (kirjasto.sci.fi). Finland: Kuusankoski Public Library. Archived from the original on 10 February 2015.
- "Broken April – Ismail Kadare". Various journals. Amazon.com. Retrieved 6 October 2007.
- "Central Europe Review: The Three-Arched Bridge". 10 May 1999. Archived from the original on 14 June 2006. Retrieved 23 May 2006.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Ismail Kadare at Wikimedia Commons
- Vepra e plote e Kadarese
- National Library of Albania
- In the Palace of Nightmares’: An Exchange - New York Review of Books