The Fall of the Stone City
By Ismail Kadare
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In September 1943, German soldiers advance on the ancient gates of Gjirokaster, Albania. But a surprise dinner party between the Nazi Colonel in command of the German Army and local dignitary, Doctor Gurameto changes the course of events in twentieth-century Europe.
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The Fall of the Stone City
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22 August 2012
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Short-listed for The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2012 (UK)


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Author Biography

Ismail Kadare is Albania's best-known poet and novelist. Translations of his novels, which include The Siege, The Successor, Chronicle in Stone and The Accident, have been published in more than forty countries. In 2005 he became the first winner of the Man Booker International Prize.