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Dr Mark Thompson Jan Michalski Prize

We’re delighted to announce that Dr Mark Thompson from the School has won the Jan Michalski Prize for Literature for his book Birth Certificate: The Story of Danilo Kiš, which looks at the life and writing of Danilo Kiš, a Yugoslav novelist, essayist and poet. This rich and sensitive biography restores Kiš to his essential position as one of the great European writers of the 20th century.

The Jan Michalski Prize for Literature is awarded each year by the Jan Michalski Foundation to crown a work of world literature. An original feature of the Prize is its multicultural nature. It is open to authors from the world over and is intended to contribute to their international recognition.