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Holocaust-based novel wins prestigious literary prize

Fatelessness, a novel about the fate of teenager transported from Budapest to Auschwitz, wins this year’s Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize
Leslie Bunder

Fatelessness, a novel about the fate of Georg Koves, a teenager transported from Budapest to Auschwitz has won this year’s Jewish Quarterly Wingate Literary Prize.

Written by Hungarian Imre Kertesz, the book beat a short list of authors which included Michael Arditti, Paul Kriwaczek, Jean Molla, Nicholas Stargardt and Tamar Yellin.