ELIE WIESEL was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986. The author of more than fifty internationally acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, he was Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and University Professor at Boston University for forty years. Wiesel died in 2016.
"From the abyss of the death camps he has come as a messenger to
mankind-not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of
brotherhood and atonement."
-From the Citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize
"Wiesel uses words to craft literary monuments, works that stand as acts of remembrance and as meditations on the nature of remembrance itself."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"Unquestionably, Wiesel is one of the most admirable, indeed indispensable, human beings now writing."
"Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man."
-The New York Review of Books