Zsófia Bán | Géza Bereményi | Johanna Bodor | Centauri | László Csabai | András Cserna-Szabó | Krisztián Grecsó | László Imre Horváth | Tibor Noé Kiss | Judit Kováts | Dénes Krusovszky | Árpád Kun | László Potozky | Szilárd Rubin (1927-2010) | György Spiró | László Szilasi | Edina Szvoren | Benedek Totth | Krisztina Tóth | Miklós Vajda (1931–2017) | Pál Závada |
Zsófia Bán was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1957 and grew up in Brazil and Hungary. A writer, essayist and critic, she is also an Associate Professor at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.
Géza Bereményi was born in 1946 in Budapest. In 1970 he graduated in Budapest as a teacher of Hungarian and Italian, and in the same year published a volume of short stories entitled A svéd király (The Swedish King). He wrote and later directed films, wrote plays and song lyrics, the latter mainly for Tamás Cseh, a cult singer and performer in the times before the regime change in 1990. Géza Bereményi has been awarded the Kossuth, the József Attila and the Balázs Béla prizes.
Johanna Bodor was born in 1965 in Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvár), in the Transylvanian region of Romania. She was a student of the National Ballet Institute of Bucharest, Romania, between 1975 and 1984. She has lived in Hungary since 1985. Her book, Nem baj, majd megértem (Never Mind, I’ll Get It Eventually), is the story of the year she spent on her own in dictator Ceaușescu’s Romania after her parents moved to Hungary. She is a dancer, a choreographer and a university teacher.
Centauri, the author with a pseudonym, was born in 1972 and lives in the Transdanubian region. His fiction has been tentatively categorized as magical realism, and compared to the work of Márquez, Rushdie, Grass, Kafka and Szentkuthy. He has not disclosed his real identity, and does not appear in public.
László Csabai was born in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, in 1969 and spent time in Szeged and Zwickau before returning to the town of his birth where he now works as librarian and language teacher in a local technical college.
András Cserna-Szabó was born in Szentes, Hungary, in 1974. He studied Humanities, then went on to work as editor of a literary journal. He is known for his literary works as well as for his food writing.
He was born in 1977. He is a writer, a dramatist and an editor; his unique voice and storytelling made him one of the most successful authors of the new generation of Hungarian literature.
Poet, prose writer. He was born in 1981.
Tibor Noé Kiss was born in 1976 in Budapest. He studied sociology in Pécs, where he currently lives. He is a journalist and writer. His first novel Incognito was published in 2010. Aludnod kellene (Get Some Sleep) is his second novel.
Judit Kováts is a writer and an historian-archivist. She has had a number of essays and short stories published in various literary journals and on internet portals. Megtagadva (Denied) is her first novel.
Dénes Krusovszky is a poet, critic, editor and translator. He was born in Debrecen in 1982. Books published with Magvető: A felesleges part (Useless Coast – poems, 2011) Mindenhol ott vagyok (I am everywhere – Children’s poems, 2013) A fiúk országa (Boys’ Country – short stories - 2014)
Árpád Kun was born in 1965 in the west-Hungarian town of Sopron. He graduated in 1991 in Budapest with a degree in Hungarian Literature and History. Later, In Paris, he received a degree in French Literature in 1996. Since 2006, he has been living in Norway with his wife and his four children. He works in a village near a fjord as a home care aide for the elderly. He has written four volumes of poetry, a novel in short stories (Esőkönyv – Rain Book). Happy North is his first novel published with Magvető.
László Potozky was born in 1988 in Csíkszereda. In 2013, he became the Hungarian winner of the Narraton V4 Tournee, an international short story competition organised between the four Visegrád countries, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Rebublic and Poland with his short story called Alien in my Home Town.
Szilárd Rubin wrote five books, two of which earned him a late, but worldwide recognition: his unique and concise writing, mixing sentimentality with cruel self-examination has been compared to works of Marcel Proust, William Faulkner and F. Scott Fitzgerald.
born in 1946 in Budapest, Spiró is a writer, dramatist as well as translator and scholar of Polish literature. He is one of the most frequently played contemporary playwrights of Hungary.
László Szilasi was born in 1964 in Békéscsaba. His prizes: The Rotary Literary Prize (2010); the Déry Tibor Prize (2013).
Edina Szvoren was born in 1974 in Budapest. She teaches music theory and solfeggio. She is a winner of the European Union Prize for Literature 2015.
Benedek Totth was born in 1977 in Kaposvár. Besides being a writer, he is a noted translator of literature – among others, he has translated novels by Cormac McCarthy.
Krisztina Tóth was born in 1967. She is one of Hungary’s most highly acclaimed poets and writers. She has won several awards, and her works have been translated into many languages.
Miklós Vajda was a writer, essayist and translator: his works include a great number of translations from British, American and German authors, and about five dozen plays for the theatre.
Born in 1954 in Tótkomlós, Hungary, he studied economics and sociology, then worked at the sociology department at the Janus Pannonius University, Pécs and the Research Institute for Sociology. From 1990, he was one of the editors of the literary journal Holmi. His novel Jadviga párnája (Yadviga’s Pillow) was one of the greatest literary bestsellers of the past decades.
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