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Ismail Kadare

Ismail Kadare (1936-) was born on January 28 on Gjirokaster[?], Albania. He is probably the most well known Albanian writer. Kadare has studied at the Faculty of History and Philology[?] at the University of Tirana[?] and at the Gorky Institute of World Literature[?] in Moscow. After feeling threatened by the communist regime in Albania, he moved to France in October 1990, just before the collapse of the regime. In 1999 Kadare returned to Albania. He has has received many literature awards, is a member of the French Association of Writers[?], and has been nominated for the Nobel Prize. Some of his greatest works (some published in France) include:

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