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Albania’s world-renowned novelist Ismail Kadare dies at 88


Associated Press

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Renowned Albanian novelist Ismail Kadare has died after being rushed to a hospital in the country’s capital, Tirana. He was 88. His Onufri Publishing House editor Bujar Hudhri said Kadare died on Monday morning. A nurse at the hospital said the author had been taken to the emergency room after suffering a cardiac arrest. Kadare has long been mentioned as a possible contender for the Nobel Prize in literature. He became internationally recognized after his novel “The General of the Dead Army” was published in 1963, when Albania was still governed by the communist government of the late dictator Enver Hoxha.

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