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Businessman Alexander Brody Passes Away

Feb 13, 2022

Renowned Hungarian-American businessman, author and marketing executive Alexander Brody, the grandson of Hungarian writer Sándor Bródy, passed away in Budapest, two weeks after reaching the age of 89 years. Born as Sándor Bródy in Budapest, he grew up in the Hungarian capital and went to the United States at the age of fifteen, where he […]

Hungarian Author Receives Austrian Literary Prize

Apr 22, 2021

Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was awarded the Austrian State Prize for European Literature this year. Krasznahorkai's "novels and short stories, written in a unique style, with an impressive visual expressiveness, uninhibited in their search for real and surreal scenes, with cool irony and a keen mind, are well thought out, perfectly written and clearly composed", […]

Hungarian Novel Wins National Book Award

Nov 21, 2019

Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming by Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai, the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, has won the National Book Award for translated literature. It was translated from Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet. Krasznahorkai received the recognition at the 70th National Book Awards Ceremony & Benefit Dinner in New York City this Wednesday. The […]

Anniversary medallions commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Hungarian poet János Arany | Zoltán Máthé / MTI

János Arany Memorial Year

Mar 3, 2017

In order to commemorate the 200th birth anniversary of Hungarian poet János Arany (born March 2, 1817), the National Bank of Hungary issued gold and silver medallions. The presentation too place in the Sándor Palace in the Buda Castle.

Imre Kertész in 2005 | Máté Nándorfi / MTI

Hungarian Nobel laureate Imre Kertész passes away

Mar 31, 2016

The winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in literature, Hungarian novelist Imre Kertész has died at the age of 86. The novel Fatelessness he received the Nobel Prize for is said to be one of the most unsettling and credible works of art about the Holocaust.

Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai | Hartwig Klappert

'Alternative Nobel Prize' for Hungarian author

Jul 24, 2014

Hungarian contemporary author László Krasznahorkai, the author of 16 books, is the 2014 recipient of the America Awards - considered by many as the ‘Alternative Nobel Prize for Literature’ - for a lifetime contribution to international writing.

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