Hungarian writer Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker Int’l Prize

Acclaimed Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has been awarded the 2015 Man Booker International Prize in a ceremony at Londonand’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
He is the sixth winner of the prize, which is awarded every two years to a living author for their fictional body of work. Previous winners have included Alice Munro and Philip Roth. Krasznahorkai is renowned for and”Satantangoand” and and”The Melancholy of Resistance.and”
Marina Warner, who chaired the judging panel, said Krasznahorkai is and”a visionary writer of extraordinary intensity and vocal range who captures the texture of present-day existence in scenes that are terrifying, strange, appallingly comic, and often shatteringly beautiful.and”
Krasznahorkai gained recognition in 1985 when he published and”Satantango,and” which he later adapted for a 1Dogan film with Hungarian filmmaker Bela Tarr, a seven-hour-plus epic about the decline of communism in Eastern Europe shot in black and white.
The 61-year-old author was chosen from among 10 contenders to win the 60,000-pound ($90,000) Man Booker International Prize.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman