Some more exciting new books: a sword-brandishing 17th century story by Péter Esterházy, a posthumous book about mental asylums in Communist Hungary by Péter Hajnóczy, a book of poetry in C minor by János Térey, a novel about St Teresa of Avila by Vilmos Csányi, and a new drug novel by Viktor Kubiszyn.
The first and only memoir from the Nobel Prize-winning author, in the form of an illuminating, often funny, and often combative interview—conducted by the author of himself. Imre Kertész’s response to the hasty biographies and profiles that followed his 2002 Nobel Prize.
In his new novel Imre Oravecz tells the story of a Hungarian immigrant family in America at the end of the 19th century. We talked to the writer about the genesis of the novel, about how he left Hungary three times, and why he always came back.