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Literary roundup: Romanian fiction and the Jerusalem Prize

Albanian writer Ismail Kadare has been announced as the winner of this year’s Jerusalem Prize, which he will be awarded at the Jerusalem International Book Fair on Feb. 8. The prize is given to writers dealing with the theme of human freedom in society and was inaguarated in 1963 with Bertrand Russell the first winner. […]

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Transatlantic literary ties at Kafka/Borges biennale

Kafka/Borges – Prague/Buenos Aires biennale takes place in the Czech capital this year with an added pair of literary greats in the mix Literary festivals are usually devoted to individual writers or the writers from a particular language or country. That a festival can be devoted to a pair of writers who never met one […]

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Czech literary awards and Prague festivals

The Czech Magnesia Litera award for the book of the year has gone to Michal Ajvaz for his novel Lucemburská zahrada (The Luxembourg Gardens). The novel is about a teacher in Paris named Paul who enters some kind of fantasy world where an unknown language is spoken when he accidentally types a word he hadn’t […]

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Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011)

In the last years of his long life Argentine writer Ernesto Sabato was apparently kept from reading and writing by his doctors and instead devoted himself to painting. Sabato’s literary ties to Central European and Russian fiction are evident enough in his books, but in case you needed further proof …

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Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011)

1954 XI. Tuesday With Ernesto Sabato (an Argentine writer) in the bar Helvetico. Besides writing, Sabato teaches philosophy privately and initiates me into his method. He says Hay que golpear (one must strike). One must tear them away from the reality to which they have become accustomed and cause them to see everything anew. Their […]

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