When renowned film director Péter Gárdos wrote the story, he intended it as a film script, but eventually he made it into a novel. “Fever at Dawn,” the love story of two Holocaust survivors―the author’s parents―has ever since sold in more than 20 territories.
The stories in this collection, set in various locations from various European cities to a Hungarian village in Romania, are interconnected through the theme of love, lack of love and relations between men and women.
young-adult novel Nothing (2000) caused controversy in Denmark and was
banned for a time before it became compulsory reading in Danish
schools. Her 2004 novel If Scandinavia Were at War shows the
hopelessness of refugees and paints a dire picture of the majority
society. Janne Teller was one of the guest writers of the International
Book Festival in Budapest this year.
"The letter / D was the last to arrive. It played in the doorway with / a spotted kitten, took it onto its belly, played hide-and-seek around / its leg, then settled down on a broken-edged / stone bench, and for a long time could not fall asleep."
My present self is horrified by Kádár, and if it was this self standing there now, he may not be happy to hear that Kádár was dead, but he would surely understand that an inglorious era was over. To be followed by other inglorious eras.