Milan Kundera Receives Czech Literary Award

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Milan Kundera has won the Czech Republic's State Award for Literature for the first publication of his novel "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" in his former home country.

Kundera wrote a letter to Culture Minister Vaclav Jehlicka expressing thanks for the award, which includes a $15,700 prize, the ministry's spokeswoman Marcela Zizkova said Monday.

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