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Best Literary Translation Prize in America - with a Hungarian contestant

The American edition of the Seibo There Below book of László Krasznahorkai is in the long list of those books which have been nominated for the Best Literary Translation Prize – according to the magyarno.com.  The translation of the book called Sátántangó from the Hungarian author was awarded last year.

The Hungarian writer László Krasznahorkai was born in a Hungarian city called Gyula on 5th of January, 1954. After finishing the elementary and high school he was studying law first in Szeged, then in Budapest between 1974 and 1976. In 1977 he graduated with Master’s Degree in Hungarian Literature at the Faculty of Humanities of Eötvös Loránd University. His first writing with the title “I believed in you” was published in the journal Mozgó Világ in 1977. Before becoming a freelance writer, he was doing administrative work at the Publisher Gondolat between 1977 and 1982. Several works of him were adopted for screen by his famous Hungarian director-friend, Béla Tarr.

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