Melinda Nadj Abonji

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Melinda Nadj Abonji
Melinda Nadj Abonji at a reading in 2011
Melinda Nadj Abonji at a reading in 2011
Born June 22, 1968

Melinda Nadj Abonji (born June 22, 1968 in Bečej, Yugoslavia) is a Hungarian-Swiss writer, musician, and performance artist.[1] Melinda Nadj Abonji was born in the Hungarian part of Vojvodina, in present-day Serbia. She came to Switzerland at the age of 5 to join her refugee parents.

After finishing her studies at the University of Zurich, she wrote a novel, Fly Away, Pigeon, based on her refugee experiences, which in 2010 won the German Book Prize and the Swiss Book Prize.[1][2]

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