Ágota Kristóf (Oct. 30, 1935 – July 27, 2011)
A Hungarian writer who lived in Switzerland. She had to leave her country at the age of 21, when the Hungarian anti-communist revolution was suppressed by the Soviet military. After a few years of loneliness and exile, she quit her factory work and left her husband, started studying French and began to write novels in that language. Kristof received the European prize for French literature for “The Notebook”, among other awards.
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