10 Questions For Imre Kertész

In 2002, Imre Kertész, a Hungarian-born Holocaust survivor and author of such novels such as Fatelessness (1975), Kaddish for a Child Not Born (1990), and Liquidation (2003) won the Nobel Prize in Literature. The distinction brought Kertész, now 77, a new platform for his ideas on the impact of 20th century totalitarian politics on the individual. Kertész spoke to John Nadler in Budapest about the Nobel, novels and the threats for the 21st century.

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