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Zsuzsa Selyem

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Zsuzsa Selyem (1967) is a novelist, poet, translator, and associate professor at the Department of Hungarian Literature of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. One of the most strikingly experimentalist voices of mid-generation Hungarian fiction, she has published a volume of short stories, two novels, and five volumes of essays to date. Her 2006 novel 9 kiló. Történet a 119. zsoltárra (9 Kilos. Story on Psalm 119) has been translated into German and French. One chapter of her most recent book, Moszkvában esik (It’s Raining in Moscow), a highly unconventional family history narrated from largely nonhuman perspectives, “Confectionery 1952,” was published in Best European Fiction 2017, and another was among World Literature Today’s 2016 Pushcart Prize nominations. As a literary scholar, lately her main interest has been ecocriticism and animal studies.

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