Imre Kertész

Author and Nobel Laureate Imre Kertész Full Name: Imre Kertész


Profession: Author and Nobel Laureate
Why Famous: 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

Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: March 31, 2016 (aged 86)

Historical Events in the Life of Imre Kertész

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