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Hungary

Lászlo Moholy-Nagy

Lászlo Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) was a Hungarian–born painter, photographer, and typographer. From 1923–28, he was a master instructor at the Bauhaus—an interwar...

Péter Esterházy

Péter Esterházy (b. 1950) is an internationally recognized writer whose works have been translated into twenty-five languages at last count. Voted Man of the Year (1999) and...

János Háy

János Háy (b. 1960) is a popular short-story writer, poet, essayist, and playwright. He has published fourteen volumes of prose, poetry, and plays at last count. Occasional actor...

Virág Erdős

Virág Erdős (b. 1968) is a freelance writer, poet, and playwright. She is best known for two collections of short stories and prose poems, Lenni jó (Good to Be Alive, 2000), and...

Noémi Szécsi

Noémi Szécsi (b. 1976) is the author of four books, two novels, and two semi-documentaries. Her debut novel, Finno-Ugrian Vampire (Finnugor vámpír, 2002), a satiric...

Sándor Tar

Sándor Tar was born in the small southern town of Hajdúsámson in 1941. Though he worked most of his life in a factory as a toolmaker, he began publishing as a samizdat...

Mihály Kornis

Mihály Kornis (b. Mihály Kertész, 1949) is one of the most highly respected writers and dramatists in Hungary today. A man of the theater, he studied directing, then for...

Lajos Parti Nagy

Lajos Parti Nagy (b. 1953) is a modern-day Kafka of the absurd. He is a freelance poet, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, and translator. He first attracted attention with the...

Ervin Lázár

Ervin Lázár (1936–2006) was a writer, dramatist, and, thanks to his classic books for children, a household name. His novel The White Tiger (1971) established him as a major...

Magda Szécsi

Magda Szécsi was born in Komádi, near the Romanian border. An artist and writer, she has been freelancing since 1988. She has written several books for children and is a prolific...

László Krasznahorkai

Photograph: Lenke Szilágyi. László Krasznahorkai was born in 1954 in Gyula, Hungary. He has studied in the law and philosophy faculties in Szeged and Budapest. He is the...

Judith Sollosy

Judith Sollosy is the translator of contemporary Hungarian authors Péter Esterházy, Mihály Kornis, Lajos Parti Nagy, and István Örkény. She is senior...

György Dragomán

György Dragomán, a writer and translator, was born in Marosvásárhely, Romania, as part of the Hungarian minority living there. He moved to Hungary in 1988 at the age of...

István László G.

István László G. is the pen name of István László Geher, a poet and translator. He holds degrees in Hungarian and English Literature from L....

Gabriela Melinescu

Gabriela Melinescu was born August 16, 1942, in Bucharest. After graduating from the University of Philology in Bucharest, she began working as editor of the magazines Femeia (Woman) and...
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