Ismail Kadare

1936 - Today

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Ismail Kadare (Albanian pronunciation: [ismaˈil kadaˈɾe]; spelled Ismaïl Kadaré in French; born 28 January 1936) is an Albanian novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. He is a leading international literary figure and intellectual. He focused on poetry until the publication of his first novel, The General of the Dead Army, which made him famous internationally.In 1992 Kadare was awarded the Prix mondial Cino Del Duca; in 1998, the Herder Prize; in 2005, the inaugural Man Booker International Prize; in 2009, the Prince of Asturias Award of Arts; and in 2015, the Jerusalem Prize. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ismail Kadare has received more than 597,050 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Ismail Kadare is the 524th most popular writer (down from 443rd in 2019), the 8th most popular biography from Albania (down from 7th in 2019) and the most popular Albanian Writer.

Ismail Kadare is most famous for his novels. He has written many novels, but the most famous are The General of the Dead Army, The Palace of Dreams, and The Pyramid.

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  • 600k

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  • 74.11

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  • 60

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 6.62

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.85

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among writers, Ismail Kadare ranks 524 out of 5,794Before him are Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Alcaeus of Mytilene, Ágota Kristóf, René Guénon, and Gabriele D'Annunzio. After him are Gabriela Mistral, Grazia Deledda, Paul Claudel, Georges Perec, Bernard Gui, and Alfred Jarry.

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Among people born in 1936, Ismail Kadare ranks 28Before him are Barry Barish, Glen Campbell, Ursula Andress, Michael Landon, Uwe Seeler, and Aga Khan IV. After him are Georges Perec, Harald zur Hausen, Albert Finney, Jim Clark, Burt Reynolds, and Zubin Mehta.

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In Albania

Among people born in Albania, Ismail Kadare ranks 8 out of 83Before him are Enver Hoxha (1908), Safiye Sultan (1550), Anastasius I Dicorus (430), Ali Pasha of Ioannina (1750), Zog I of Albania (1895), and Ramiz Alia (1924). After him are Sali Berisha (1944), Koca Sinan Pasha (1520), Lütfi Pasha (1488), Köprülü Mehmed Pasha (1580), Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani (1914), and Mehmet Shehu (1913).

Among WRITERS In Albania

Among writers born in Albania, Ismail Kadare ranks 1After him are Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani (1914), Sami Frashëri (1850), Aleksandër Stavre Drenova (1872), Dritëro Agolli (1931), and Millosh Gjergj Nikolla (1911).