Monument to Elias Canetti Unveiled in Bulgaria's Ruse

Society » CULTURE | July 28, 2015, Tuesday // 10:48
Bulgaria: Monument to Elias Canetti Unveiled in Bulgaria's Ruse Elias Canetti's statue stands in the downtown area of Ruse, in northeastern Bulgaria. Photo by BGNES

A statue depicting Nobel Prize winner Elias Canetti was unveiled over the weekend in the town of Ruse, northeastern Bulgaria.

German-language author Elias Canetti, born in Bulgaria on July 25, 1904, is a novelist, playwright, and non-fiction writer whose family moved to the UK (and later elsewhere) when he was aged seven.

He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1981, becoming the only laureate born in Bulgaria.

Canetti died in Z?rich in 1994.

In 2005, the town of Ruse also started handing out biennially the Elias Canetti award to novelists and playwrights to mark the centenary since his birth.

The statue itself was carved by Georgi Chapkanov, a renowned Bulgarian sculptor, who also attended the unveiling ceremony.

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