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Celebrated Kurdish Author Bachtyar Ali Honored with Hilde-Domin Prize for Literature in Exile

Gulan Media March 15, 2024 Arts
Celebrated Kurdish Author Bachtyar Ali Honored with Hilde-Domin Prize for Literature in Exile

The Consulate General of Germany in Erbil extends warm congratulations to the celebrated Kurdish author Bachtyar Ali for being bestowed with the prestigious Hilde-Domin Prize for Literature in Exile. Recognized as a beacon of humanity, Ali's exemplary contribution amidst global crises and conflicts has been lauded by the prize jury.

Established in 1993 by the Hilde Domin Foundation for Literature and Exile, the Hilde-Domin Prize celebrates writers who are either living in or have experienced exile, showcasing their remarkable literary endeavors. Named after the renowned German-Jewish writer Hilde Domin, the award carries significant prestige and is accompanied by a monetary grant.

Bachtyar Ali stands as a prominent figure in contemporary Kurdish literature, with an extensive literary repertoire comprising over 40 works of fiction, poetry, and critique, including a notable collection of 12 novels. His works have been translated into numerous languages, marking a remarkable achievement uncommon among Kurdish writers. Notably, Ali's literary prowess was previously acknowledged in 2017 when he received the esteemed Nelly Sachs Prize, becoming the first non-European language author to attain this honor.

The conferment of the Hilde-Domin Prize upon Bachtyar Ali underscores his exceptional talent and dedication to literature. His work not only reflects the richness of Kurdish culture but also resonates universally, offering profound insights into the human condition.

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