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Russian Author Receives South Korean Literary Award
1.10.2012 11:49
Russian Author Receives South Korean Literary Award

Russian writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya has won the Park Kyung-ni literary prize for her book 'Daniel Stein, Interpreter', Elkost literary agency reports.

      Besides Ulitskaya, British-Indian writer Salman Rushdie, and American author and activist Alice Walker was pretending to receive the prize.

      Ulitskaya's 'Daniel Stein, Interpreter' book translated into English tells the story of a Polish Jew who devotes himself to God after surviving the horrors of the Nazi regime, during which he saved lives by working as an interpreter for the Gestapo. The plot is based on a real person who was Ulitskaya's friend.

      The Park Kyung-ni Prize was established in 2011 to honor the late Korean novelist of the same name, one of the most revered writers in South Korea. Now the prize's cultural fund is headed by her daughter.

      The 69-year-old Lyudmila Ulitskaya is one of the most well-known and translated Russian writers, her books are translated into many languages. She is the author of 14 books of fiction and six plays staged by a number of theaters in Russia and in Germany. She was awarded with "Big Book", "Russian Booker", Prix Simone de Beauvoir, Grinzane Cavour Literary Award and many other prizes and titles.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Lyudmila Ulitskaya Russian literature Russian writers Russia-South Korea  

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