Imre Kertész

1929 - 2016

Imre Kertész

Imre Kertész (Hungarian: [ˈimrɛ ˈkɛrteːs]; 9 November 1929 – 31 March 2016) was a Hungarian author 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". He was the first Hungarian to win the Nobel in Literature. His works deal with themes of The Holocaust (he was a survivor of a German concentration camp), dictatorship and personal freedom. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Imre Kertész has received more than 332,076 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 202nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Imre Kertész ranks 200 out of 4,883Before him are Bram Stoker, Amos Oz, Naguib Mahfouz, Orhan Pamuk, Arthur C. Clarke, and Colette. After him are Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, Tristan Tzara, William Golding, Stanisław Lem, Quintilian, and Walt Whitman.

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Among people born in 1929, Imre Kertész ranks 12Before him are Lev Yashin, Bud Spencer, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Jürgen Habermas, Grace Kelly, and Sergio Leone. After him are Jacques Brel, Hassan II of Morocco, Jean Baudrillard, Frank Gehry, Peter Higgs, and Christopher Plummer. Among people deceased in 2016, Imre Kertész ranks 11Before him are Bud Spencer, Shimon Peres, Debbie Reynolds, Bhumibol Adulyadej, David Bowie, and Leonard Cohen. After him are Zaha Hadid, Alan Rickman, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Dario Fo, Andrzej Wajda, and Cesare Maldini.

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In Hungary

Among people born in Hungary, Imre Kertész ranks 16 out of 500Before him are John von Neumann (1903), Stephen I of Hungary (975), Miklós Horthy (1868), Louis II of Hungary (1506), Imre Nagy (1896), and Gaiseric (389). After him are Count of St. Germain (1712), Robert Capa (1913), György Lukács (1885), Árpád (845), Ignaz Semmelweis (1818), and Louis I of Hungary (1326).

Among WRITERS In Hungary

Among writers born in Hungary, Imre Kertész ranks 2Before him are Theodor Herzl (1860). After him are Ágota Kristóf (1935), Sándor Petőfi (1823), Arthur Koestler (1905), Ferenc Molnár (1878), Felix Salten (1869), Max Nordau (1849), Ephraim Kishon (1924), Magda Szabó (1917), Béla Balázs (1884), and Attila József (1905).