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World Literature Today on Why Read Ismail Kadare
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World Literature Today on Why Read Ismail Kadare

TIRANA, January 12 International literally magazine World Literature Today dedicated the cover feature of its first issue of Winter 2021 to the work and life of Albanian writer Ismail Kadare. Five essays, one by the writer himself, introduce the first-time reader not only to Kadare’s style but also to an alternative literary version of Albania’s...

Books to Read Before Visiting Albania
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Books to Read Before Visiting Albania

TIRANA, January 15 Books are a great way to prepare for a visit to a foreign country. While online travel guides and maps, and language on the go apps assist the traveler to get to know the next destination before heading out to a different place. Books make the first introduction to new cultures and...

Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019
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Ismail Kadare Wins ‘Pak Kyongi’ Prize for 2019

TIRANA, 18 September Ismail Kadare, the well-known Albanian writer has won the award Pak Kyongni for 2019. In the official announcement made by Kim Uchang, chief of the selective committee, says that the works of Ismail Kadare cause the readers to ponder and feel strongly about their relationships with certain historic events. The ceremony where...

House-Turned-Museum of Ismail Kadare Opened for Visitors
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House-Turned-Museum of Ismail Kadare Opened for Visitors

TIRANA, May 27 The home in the building with cubes, where the Albanian writer Ismail Kadare lived and worked for 15 years, and where he has written some of the most famous books, opened this past Saturday, on May 25. The building was known also as ‘the palace with cubes’ got notoriety during the communist...