Ismail Kadare receives the title "Honor of the Municipality of Fier"
The most important writer of the Albanian language, Ismail Kadare has been honored today with the title "Honor of the Municipality of Fier", which has been awarded with the motivation: "For the extraordinary contribution he has given over the years to Albanian literature and for its promotion in the highest levels of world culture. With his commitment and talent, he has given value to the prominent and quality thought, raising the Albanian identity in the international arena ".
It was the mayor of this municipality, Armando Subashi, who presented the title to the writer nominated for the Nobel Prize.
Kadare expressed his gratitude for the honor and hospitality of Fier.
"Mr. Mayor, dear citizens of Fier, I will tell you two very used words that sound perhaps banal. I am happy to be among you. Believe that for the writer, the love and understanding of the readers is always expensive "So expensive. So I thank you from the bottom of my heart for this reception, so beautiful, so warm and so human and so Albanian. Congratulations! Congratulations to all! " Kadare said during the title ceremony.