Albanian renowned writer Ismail Kadare celebrates his 84th birth anniversary. Albanian President Ilir Meta congratulated the genius of Albanian letters and thought calling him the symbol of our western vocation and world-wide colossus.
Meta expressed his heartfelt congratulations to Kadare, his family and the entire Albanian nation on this remarkable day, wishing him long life and new successes in his bright creativity.
Kadare is one of the greatest writers of Albanian literature and also one of the most famous writers of contemporary world literature. He is a distinguished novelist and poet, and has played an important role in the development of the Albanian literature, enriching it with new means of artistic expression, with a depth of thought and a civic pathos. With his work, which has recorded a record number of translations in over 45 foreign languages, he has made Albania known throughout the world, with its centuries-old history and culture.
Awarded numerous international awards, several times a Nobel Prize nominee in literature, Kadare was also honored with the highest French award ‘Commander of the Legion of Honor’.