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Kertész, Imrefree

Born Budapest, 9 Nov. 1929; s of László and Aranka Kertész; m 1st, Albina Vas (d 1995); 2nd, 1996, Magda Ambrus; died 31 March 2016

writer and translator, since 1953

Career

With Világosság newspaper, Budapest, 1948–51; mil. service, 1951–53. Nobel Prize in Literature, 2002. Books translated into numerous languages, incl. English, German, Spanish, French, Czech, Russian, Swedish and Hebrew

Publications

novels: Sorstalanság, 1975 (Fateless, 1992); A nyomkeresö (The Pathfinder), 1977; A kudarc (Fiasco), 1988; Kaddis a meg nem született gyermekért, 1990 (Kaddish for a Child not Born, 1997); Az angol labogó (The English Flag), 1991; Gályanapló (Galley Diary), 1992; Jegyzökönyv, 1993; Valaki más: a változás krónikája (I, Another: chronicle of a metamorphosis), 1997; Felszámolás (Liquidation), 2003; essays: A holocaust mint kultúra (The Holocaust as Culture), 1993; A gondolatnyi csend, amíg kivégzöoztag újratölt (Moments of Silence while the Execution Squad Reloads), 1998; A számüzött nyelv (The Exiled Language), 2001; K. dosszié, 2006 (Dossier K., 2013); A Végsö Kocsma (The Ultimate Inn), 2014

Address

c/o Magvetö Press, Dankó u. 4-8, 1086 Budapest, Hungary