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Imre Kertész

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész
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Profession: Author and Nobel Laureate


Biography: Hungarian author, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, “for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history”.

Born: November 9, 1929
Birthplace: Budapest, Hungary

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 31, 2016 (aged 86)

Historical Events

  • 2002-10-10 Hungarian writer and Holocaust survivor Imre Kertész is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature