Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize 2015

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015. He was chosen from a list of 10 contenders from around the world.

About Laszlo Krasznahorkai

  • Laszlo Krasznahorkai was born in 1954 Gyula, Hungary.
  • He had gained recognition in 1985 after he had published his debut novel Satantango, which he adapted for the big screen in 1994.
  • Krasznahorkai’s other famous novels are The Melancholy of Resistance (1989), War and War (1999), Seiobo There Below (2008).
  • Awards and Honours: In 1993, he was awarded Bestenliste-Prize of Germany for his novel The Melancholy of Resistanc.
  • In 2004, he was awarded with most prestigious cultural award in Hungary- The Kossuth Prize.

About Man Booker International Prize

  • The prize, worth £60,000, recognizes an authors’s achievement in fiction.
  • It is a biennial award, bestowed upon a living author who has published fiction either originally in English or whose work is available in translation in the English language.
  • The prize is sponsored by Man Group plc, which also sponsors the Man Booker Prize for Fiction.
  • Unlike the UK Man Booker Prize for Fiction, publishers cannot submit authors’ works for consideration.
  • The Prize is significantly different in that it highlights one writer’s overall contribution to fiction on the world stage.
  • The judges, who solely decide the winner, consider a writer’s body of work rather than a single novel.




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