The Nobel Prize in Literature 2002
Born: 9 November 1929, Budapest, Hungary
Died: 31 March 2016, Budapest, Hungary
Residence at the time of the award: Hungary
Prize motivation: "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history."
Prize share: 1/1
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