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Imre Kertész
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Born: November 9, 1929 (age 88)

Occupation: Novelist

Bio: Imre Kertész is a Hungarian author of Jewish descent, Holocaust concentration camp survivor, and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he resides in Berlin with his wife.

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