Danilo Kiš’ ; (22 Feb 1935 – 15 Oct 1989) novels and short stories are influenced by the death of his father in a Nazi concentration camp and his family. Danilo, who’s image appears here on a postage stamp from Montenegro, is best known for his Family Cycle trilogy and was intended to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature before his untimely death. His short stories, novels, and poetry earned him international awards. This quote was part of an address to aspiring writers. Our characters become interesting as they gain scars.
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