Hungarian author Laszlo Krasznahorkai declared winner of Man Booker International Prize
May 20 , 2015
Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize.
The judges hailed the “extraordinary intensity” of his work. He was chosen for the £60,000-award from a list comprising 10 writers from around the world.
This was the sixth edition of the prize, which is awarded every two years. Calling Krasznahorkai a “visionary” writer, the judges said that they were struck by the “extraordinary sentences” in his work.
Krasznahorkai’s books include Satantango, The Melancholy of Resistance, and Seiobo There Below.