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|Birth:||21st December, 1926|
|Death:||26th February, 2011|
|Profession:||Journalist, Novelist, Playwright, Writer|
Arnošt Lustig was born in Prague. He was a renowned Czech Jewish author of novels, short stories, plays, and screenplays whose works have often involved the Holocaust. After the war, he studied journalism at Charles University in Prague and then worked for a number of years at Radio Prague. He worked as a journalist in Israel at the time of its War of Independence where he met his future wife, who at the time was a volunteer with the Haganah. He spent the academic year 1970-1971 as a scholar in the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. In 2008, Lustig became the eighth recipient of the Franz Kafka Prize, and the third recipient of the Karel Čapek Prize in 1996. His most renowned books are A Prayer For Katerina Horowitzowa, Dita Saxová, Night and Hope, and Lovely Green Eyes. Dita Saxová and Night and Hope have been filmed in Czechoslovakia.
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