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Saul Bellow, American Jewish Author, Wins International Prize for Novel

May 5, 1965
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The Prix International de Literature, a $10,000 prize which is among the most coveted honors in the world, was awarded last night to Saul Bellow, American Jewish author, for his latest novel, “Herzog.”

The seven-man jury, meeting at San Raphael, split four-to-three in voting the award to Mr. Bellow on the third ballot, the runner-up being the Argentinian writer, Vitolz Gombrowicz. The citation to Mr. Bellow lauded “Herzog” as the outstanding work of fiction published in the last three years likely to have the most significant influence on the literature of the present era.

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