Hungarian Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz dies in Budapest after a long illness

Hungarian author Nobel Literature Prize winner Imre Kertesz has died aged 86 early Thursday in Budapest after a long illness, his publisher said. The Holocaust survivor, who won the Nobel in 2002, passed away at his home, the director of Magveto Publishing, Krisztian Nyary, told AFP. "He was one of the 20th century's most influential Hungarian writers, not just through his works but through his thoughts and worldview as well. He will remain hugely influential on other writers in years to come," Nyary said. In an interview in 2013, Kertesz revealed that he had Parkinson's disease. The son of Jewish parents, Kertesz was born on November 29, 1929 in Budapest. At the age of 14, he was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp, before being sent to Buchenwald. Following the liberation of the camps, Kertesz returned to the Hungarian capital where he began working as

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