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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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Prague and the Jerusalem International Book Festival

Link: Prague and the Jerusalem International Book Festival This year’s Jerusalem Prize might have gone to Ian McEwan, but the week-long event has a number of connections to the Czech capital, whether it be the Prague-born writers attending or ties going further back into the city’s storied past.

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