László Krasznahorkai

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László Krasznahorkai
Krasznahorkai László.jpg
Born (1954-01-05) 5 January 1954 (age 68)
Gyula, Békés County, Hungary
OccupationNovelist, screenwriter
LanguageHungarian, German
Alma materEötvös Loránd University (ELTE) (University of Budapest)[1]
József Attila University (JATE) (University of Szeged)[1]
Period1985–present
Genrenovels, short stories, screenplays
Literary movementPostmodernism
Notable worksSatantango (1985)
The Melancholy of Resistance (1989)
War and War (1999)
Seiobo There Below (2008)
Notable awardsMan Booker International Prize
Kossuth Prize
DAAD fellowship
SpouseAnikó Pelyhe (m. 1990, divorced)
Dóra Kopcsányi (m. 1997)[2]
Childrenthree (Kata, Ágnes, and Panni)
Website
krasznahorkai.hu

László Krasznahorkai (Hungarian pronunciation: [ˈlaːsloː ˈkrɒsnɒhorkɒi]; born 5 January 1954) is a Hungarian novelist and screenwriter. He is known for his hard novels. They are usually postmodern, with dystopian themes.[3] Several of his works, such as Satantango (Sátántangó, 1985) and The Melancholy of Resistance (Az ellenállás melankóliája, 1989), have been made into movies.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Krasznahorkai biography (official website) (Retrieved 9 August 2012).
  2. "Krasznahorkai, Laszlo 1954–". Contemporary Authors, New Revision Series. Vol. 158. 2007. Retrieved 16 September 2012.
  3. Wood, James (4 July 2011). "Madness and Civilization: The very strange fictions of László Krasznahorkai". The New Yorker. Vol. 87, no. 19. pp. 71–75.