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.
" In Russia, women are considered the better, more noble half of society, and I attempt to illustrate and emphasize this in my work." – Russian author Ludmila Ulitskaya spoke with us at the Budapest Book Festival, where she was this year's Guest of Honour.
The doctors panicked
/ during the operation. But I had already flown
/ away to tranquility. I watched my body
/ from without, I left the room. Everything was fine,
/ I had arrived before a certain presence. In the sufferings of all my mothers,
/ there is my own share. I could have stayed, but you still
/ have things to do, this was said to me.
A novel about a black freemason in 18th century Vienna who was exhibited in a museum after his death; a book about what happens to a society when long-coveted freedom finally arrives; the wartime diary of Miklós Radnóti’s wife; a book about a family evicted from Budapest in the 1950s; and Imre Kertész's "death diary."