Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy (1950-2016) | Zoltán Balogh / MTI

Hungarian novelist Péter Esterházy passes away

July 14, 2016

Internationally renowned Hungarian writer Péter Esterházy died in Budapest at the age of 66 years. He had been suffering from pancreatic cancer.His was reported by the Hungarian news agency MTI, citing the family and the publisher of the author.

Esterházy used a witty post-modern style. He became known among other things by the works "Little Hungarian Pornography" (1997), "Down the Danube" (1992) and "Celestial Harmonies" (2001).
Just over half a year ago, Esterházy discussed his illness in his latest book 'A bûnös' (the guilty): "I do not believe that writing would be a therapy, but having been writing for 45 years, I might lack the overview."
It was last October that Esterházy had mentioned for the first time that he is suffering from pancreatic cancer.


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