Handke delivered a eulogy in honor of the president, who died while being tried at the UN War Crimes Tribunal at The Hague for genocide and other war crimes committed during the conflicts that followed the breakup of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s."This is a disgrace. It's the same as if a writer who glorified Hitler got the Nobel prize for literature," Adriatik Kelmendi, a journalist from Kosovo, said in a post on Facebook.Born in southern Austria to a German father and an ethnic Slovenian mother, Handke has always been interested in Yugoslavia and its people.In the 1990s, he was seen as a vocal defender of Serbs as Yugoslavia broke apart in a bloody civil war that often pitted neighbors against each other.Handke gained further notoriety when he compared Serbs to the Jews under the Nazis. Even though he later took back the comments, they were never forgotten."Sometimes I would like to be a Serbian Orthodox monk fighting [to keep] Kosovo," he once said.