The writer Ismail Kadare was the winner of the latest edition of the Spanish award, "Prince of Asturias for Literature", one of the most prestigious awards in the world in this field.
The Spanish press reports that, the Albanian candidate for the "Nobel" award, won the race with other other 31 participants from 25 countries of the world. These include excellent names such as Milan Kundera and Antonio Tabucchi.
The Prince of Asturias Award was born in the 1981, on the initiative of the "Prince of Asturias Foundation" and is delivered annually in Oviedo, capital of the Principality of Asturias, It constitutes a first class academic event, not only for the category of winners but also for the composition of the jury.
Last year, the winner of the "Prince of Asturias for literature" award was Canadian Margaret Atwod, who was awarded the prize for her work in the field of strengthening the dignity of women.
After studying letters in Tirana and at the Gorky Institute in Moscow, he began his career as a journalist in the 60 years, after the breakdown of relations between Albania and the USSR. A poet even before being a narrator, he began writing the first collections in the 1950s (Juvenile Inspirations and Dreams). In the 1963 he published his first novel, The General of the Dead Army.
In the 1990 to express publicly his international disapproval of the immobility of the Albanian communist leadership, he requested and obtained political asylum in France, where he is also known as Ismail Kadaré.
His literary work is very rich and varied. The major contributions are in the field of poetry and the novel.
In the 2005 he was awarded the first edition of the Man Booker International Prize. He has been nominated for the Nobel Prize several times. He is honorary member of the French Academy.
Details on his childhood and youth can be found in his novel The City of Stone.
Collections of poetry
- 1961 - My century
- 1961 - Because they think these mountains
- 1968 - Sun reasons
- 1976 - Time
- 1963 - The general of the dead army
- 1970 - [amazon link = "B00V0VRWMC" /]
- 1971 - [amazon link = "8878193291 ″ /]
- 1973 - The winter of great solitude
- 1980 - [amazon link = "8850215738 ″ /]
- 1980 - [amazon link = "8850232608 ″ /]
- 1981 - [amazon link = "8850222815 ″ /]
- 1986 - The adverse year
- 1988 - Concert at the end of winter
- 1990 - [amazon link = "8860441536 ″ /]
- 1993 - [amazon link = "8860441161 ″ /]
- 1995 - [amazon link = "8830414336 ″ /]
- 1996 - [amazon link = "8862801033 ″ /]
- 1999 - [amazon link = "8850203586 ″ /]
- 2000 - [amazon link = "8862801033 ″ /]
- 2002 - [amazon link = "8830417971 ″ /]
- 2005 - [amazon link = "8830451754 ″ /]
- 2006 - [amazon link = "8830422843 ″ /]
- 2007 - [amazon link = "8830424048 ″ /]
- 2007 - [amazon link = "8830424056 ″ /]
- 2008 - [amazon link = "8849708688 ″ /]
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