by Danilo Kiš
Danilo Kiš was born in 1935 in Subotica, on Yugoslavia’s border with Hungary. His works available in translation in the U.S. include three novels, Garden, Ashes, The Hourglass, and the Encyclopedia of the Dead. Starting in the mid-1970s, he lived mostly in France. He was awarded the Golden Eagle of the City of Nice and, just before his death in Paris in 1989, American PEN’s Bruno Schulz Prize.