Kadare is honored with the Commander to the Legion of Honor

Kadare Renowned Albanian writer, Ismail Kadare, was honored by French President Francois Hollande with the order Commander to the Legion of Honor (Commandeur de l’ Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur).

The National Order of the Legion of Honour  is a French order instituted by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802 and since the establishment is the highest decoration in France.

Before, Kadare has held the rank of Knight to the Legion of Honor (Chevalier de l’ Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur) and Officer to the Legion of Honor (Officier de l’ Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur).

Ismail Kadare has been translated into more than 45 languages and has received different prestigious prizes like Man Booker International Prize, Prince of Asturias Awards and Jerusalem Prize. Also, several times Kadare has been a possible candidate to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.