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
BornJune 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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  1. ^ a b "Prize Winner: Melinda Nadj Abonji | New Books in German, Melinda Nadj Abonji: Tauben fliegen auf , Rights". archive.new-books-in-german.com. Retrieved 2017-03-25.
  2. ^ "Boundless Language: Melinda Nadj Abonji's Fly Away, Pigeon, Translated by Tess Lewis". Reading in Translation. 2015-09-17. Retrieved 2017-03-25.