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.
Krisztina Tóth, who has been mainly known as an outstanding poet for more than
two decades, has recently published her third book of prose, a
collection of thirty short stories, each of them bearing the title of a body part.
In this latest addition to the series of interviews on our sister website Litera, Tim Wilkinson looks back on his career as a literary translator while also discussing his personal dreams and revealing which works have offered the greatest challenges, yet still proved to be the most rewarding.
Chronicling the everday life of a chief of protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – his relationships, pastimes and anxieties – János Térey's novel, written in verse, gives us an insight into the life of the middle class in today's Budapest.