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Imre Kertész
Imre Kertész in Szeged (2007)
Born (1929-11-09)9 November 1929
Budapest, Hungary
Died 31 March 2016(2016-03-31) (aged 86)
Budapest, Hungary
Occupation Novelist
Ethnicity Hungarian Jewish
Notable work(s) Fatelessness
Kaddish for an Unborn Child
Liquidation
Notable award(s) Nobel Prize in Literature
2002

Imre Kertész (9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian author. He was a Holocaust concentration camp survivor. In 2002, he won the Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". He was born in Budapest, Hungary.

Kertész died in Budapest, Hungary from complications of Parkinson's disease on 31 March 2016, aged 86.


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