Albanian eminent author, Ismail Kadare has been awarded the Pak Kyongni Prize 2019. The announcement made by Kim Uchang, chairman of the selection committee, states that “… Ismail Kadare’s works make readers think and feel strongly about their relationship with certain historical events”.
The award ceremony will be held on October 26, 2019, at the Toji Cultural Center in South Korea.
This award is also accompanied by a financial reward of about $ 84,000. The winner is selected after reviewing some 350 authors from around the world who meet the set criteria.
Since July, the selection committee has compiled a list of the top 5 authors and the Albanian writer came up first. TemA