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 heroine of Péter Farkas’s new novel "Johanna"
is not St Joan of Arc, but a much less known queen of the same name:
Joanna of Castile, nicknamed the Mad (1479–1555), who was supposedly so
crazy about her husband
that she went insane when he died. This novel is the passion play of a
woman; the portrait of a sensitive woman in an austere, mechanical
"The society, it seems to me, invented the Kádár era long before Kádár
and company realized this. The tragic fact is that many people were
executed in order to intimidate the society when all the regime should
have done is to make a compromise." - We talked to György Spiró, the author of Spring Collection, about 1956 and the power games of the early Kádár era.
"Without this, life itself just doesn’t work. Football is the arena of initiation, admission, and success, boys settle it playing, on their own, without any intervention from adults, cleanly and without pity, like wolf-cubs."