Ismail Kadare


Born
in Gjirokastër, Albania
January 28, 1936

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Ismail Kadare (also spelled Kadaré) is an Albanian novelist and poet. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on 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 1992, he was awarded the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca; in 2005, he won the inaugural Man Booker International Prize, in 2009 the Prince of Asturias Award of Arts, and in 2015 the Jerusalem Prize. He has divided his time between Albania and France since 1990. Kadare has been mentioned as a possible recipient for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times. His works have been published in about 30 languages.

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The General of the Dead Army

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“It was only a phrase that went from mouth to mouth and was never quite swallowed.”
Ismail Kadare, Broken April

“And everything would be different, different.”
Ismail Kadare, Broken April

“If an animal has to be sacrificed when a new bridge is built, what will it take to build a whole new world?”
Ismail Kadare, Chronicle in Stone

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