The Nobel Prize in Literature 1980
Born: 30 June 1911, Śeteniai, Russian Empire (now Lithuania)
Died: 14 August 2004, Kraków, Poland
Residence at the time of the award: Poland
Prize motivation: "who with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man's exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts."
Prize share: 1/1
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