Péter Esterházy

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Péter Esterházy
Péter Esterházy 2010.jpg
Born(1950-04-14)14 April 1950
Budapest, Hungary
Died14 July 2016(2016-07-14) (aged 66)
Budapest, Hungary
OccupationWriter
LanguageHungarian
NationalityHungarian
Alma materEötvös Loránd University
Notable worksCelestial Harmonies (Harmonia Caelestis, 2000)
Notable awardsKossuth Prize
SpouseMargit Reén
Children4

Péter Esterházy (14 April 1950 – 14 July 2016) was a Hungarian writer. He was born in Budapest. He was one of the most widely known contemporary Hungarian[1] and Central European writers. He has been called a "leading figure of 20th century Hungarian literature"[2] and his books are thought to be significant contributions to postwar literature.[3]

Esterházy died of pancreatic cancer in Budapest on 14 July 2016, aged 66.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Kellan Cummings (August 2008). "An Interview with Péter Esterházy". Words Without Borders. Retrieved 15 July 2016.
  2. "Renowned Hungarian author Peter Esterhazy dies at 66". The Daily Sabah. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.
  3. "Péter Esterházy at the PEN World Voices Festival". Hungarian Literature Online. 5 December 2008. Retrieved 15 July 2016. Péter Esterházy, whom Salman Rushdie introduced as ”one of the most significant writers of world literature today”, was a special guest at the PEN World Voices Festival in New York between 29 April and 2 May.
  4. "Hungarian Writer Peter Esterhazy Dies at 66". The New York Times. 14 July 2016. Retrieved 16 July 2016.