ISMAIL KADARE (b. 1936) is a best-selling Albanian writer and a leading literary figure in his country since the 1960s. His works have been translated into more than thirty languages. The London newspaper, The Independent, wrote: He has been compared to Gogol, Kafka and Orwell. But Kadares is an original voice, universal yet deeply rooted in his own soil.
In 2005 Kadare was awarded the inaugural Man Booker International Prize for a body of work written by an author who has had a truly global impact. In 2009 he received the Principe de Asturias de las Letras in Spain. He has been mentioned as a possible recipient for the Nobel Prize in Literature several times.
The following 3 novels are in EPUB format:
* THE ACCIDENT (Text Publishing, 2010). Translated by John Hodgson.
* CHRONICLE IN STONE (Text Publishing, 2008). Translated by Arshi Pipa; edited and introduced by David Bellos.
* THE GHOST RIDER (Canongate, 2010). Translated by Jon Rothschild; updated with new sections by Ismail Kadare and David Bellos.