Kafka Prize winner dies

February 27, 2011 by Norman Lebrecht

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Arnost Lustig, author of Night and Hope, has died in Prague, aged 84.

A prisoner of the Nazis in Terezin, he jumped off a train to Dachau and reached Prague in time to take part in its liberation. He quit the country after the Soviet invasion in 1968, returning after the fall of Communism in 1989. He received the Kafka award three years ago, in the footsteps of Philip Roth, Harold Pinter and Haruki Murakami.
Much of his fiction is Holocaust-related. The most recent novel was Lovely Green Eyes (2004).

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