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Hungarian writer Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker Intl Prize

May 19, 2015

LONDON (AP) — Acclaimed Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been awarded the 2015 Man Booker International Prize in a ceremony at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.

He is the sixth winner of the prize, which is awarded every two years to a living author for their fictional body of work. Previous winners have included Alice Munro and Philip Roth. Krasznahorkai is renowned for “Satantango” and “The Melancholy of Resistance.”

Marina Warner, who chaired the judging panel, said Krasznahorkai is “a visionary writer of extraordinary intensity and vocal range who captures the texture of present-day existence in scenes that are terrifying, strange, appallingly comic, and often shatteringly beautiful.”

Krasznahorkai will receive 60,000 pounds ($93,000).

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