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Holocaust novel wins British foreign fiction prize

  • The story of an 11-year-old boy hidden from the Nazis by a prostitute has won a fiction prize celebrating writing translated into English.

    Blooms of Darkness by 80-year-old Israeli author Aharon Appelfeld has been awarded the 2012 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize.

    Appelfeld was born in 1932 in what is now Western Ukraine. He was deported to a labour camp at the age of seven. He escaped to Palestine at the age of 14.