Imre Kertész

Hungary, 1929 - 2016

Imre Kertész won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2002. He described his experiences in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Buchenwald and Tröglitz/Rehmsdorf in his best-known work, the autobiographical Sorstalanság (1975, English translation Fatelessness, 2004). He also wrote the scenario for the 2005 film adaptation. Among his other works are Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért (1990, English translation Kaddish for an Unborn Child, 2004), K. dosszié (‘File K’, 2006) and Haldimannlevelek (‘Haldimann Letters’, 2009).