Milan Kundera
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"Milan Kundera" is the most recognized Czechs/Czech-born living writer, and one of the world's best-known authors. He has lived in exile in France since 1975, having become a Naturalization/naturalised citizen in 1981. He "sees himself as a French writer and insists his work should be studied as French literature and classified as such in book stores."

Kundera's best-known work is The Unbearable Lightness of Being. His books were banned by the Communism/Communist regime of Czechoslovakia until the downfall of the regime in the Velvet Revolution of 1989. He lives virtually incognito and rarely speaks to the media. A perennial contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, he has been nominated on several occasions.

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