Ten works of fiction and five poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards. Berlin-Hamlet by Szilárd Borbély, translated from the Hungarian by Ottilie Mulzet is also shortlisted in the poetry section.
In his review, Gergely Angyalosi claims that "[y]ou don't need to be exceptionally insightful to realize that those readers who are willing to immerse themselves in the world of Parti Nagy's most recent book should expect to experience a shift in their attitudes towards their mother tongue."
"I think you have to be good at forgetting - it is part of normal life. Writers, on the other hand, have a different job description, if any. A writer cannot really afford to forget in the way which is necessary for other people for a healthy life. This makes life slightly more difficult, but it is our own fault - nobody asked us to be writers. "