Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International Prize

Hungarian writer Laszlo Krasznahorkai has won the prestigious Man Booker International Prize for 2015.

Laszlo Krasznahorkai was announced the winner at an award ceremony at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London last night.

The judges praised Krasznahorkai for his extraordinary intensity and the vocal range of his work.

Krasznahorkai, who writes in Hungarian, was chosen from a list of 10 contenders from around the world.

The prize is awarded every two years for an achievement in fiction on the world stage.

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