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 protagonist of Zsuzsa Rakovszky's third novel, Sándor (Alexander)
Vay, aka Countess Sarolta (Charlotte) Vay was born in 1859 in an
aristocratic family. Born a girl, she was brought up as a boy, and when she grew up,
writer-journalist Vay lived and behaved as gentry men did in Hungary at
the end of the 19th century.
"Being in a sense displaced, being away from home, has I think informed the whole book." - An interview with young novelist David Szalay, shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Szalay discusses his work, his Hungarian roots and the experience of leaving London for Hungary.
"Ernő Szép was and is an important, noble, peculiar and outstanding
figure of 20th century world poetry." "It would be stupid and senseless
to measure in years or decades. Very early on, Ernő Szép already had his
own, so to say, zen mind and zen voice... his own koan and haiku style."