The Hungarian writer who won the 2002 Nobel Prize for Literature has died at his home in Budapest after a long illness. Imre Kertesz was 86.
Kertesz was awarded the Nobel Prize in 2002 for a body of fiction largely drawn from his experience as a Nazi concentration camp prisoner during World War II.
Kertesz was born in Budapest in 1929. He was 14 when he was deported to the Auschwitz concentration camp in German-occupied Poland in June 1944. He was later transferred to Buchenwald where he was liberated in 1945.