Hungary, 1933-2019
writer and essayist

György Konrád

György Konrád was a writer, essayist and the president of the Akademie der Künste in Berlin. He studied literary studies, sociology and psychology in Budapest, and began writing novels at a very early age. In his essays, Konrád analyzed the political developments in his native country. His work was forbidden in Hongary in the 1980s, and he travelled Western Europe and the United States as a prominent dissident. Between 1990 and 1993, Konrád was president of international writers’ association PEN. Among his best-known works are A látogató ( 1969, English translation The Case Worker, 1974), Kerti mulatság (1989, English translation Feast in the Garden, 1992), Kőóra, pesti szalon (1994, English translation The Stone Dial, 2000) and Inga (2008).

Published in

Journal Nexus
2010 or Earlier

Nexus 15

Het testament van de 20ste eeuw Deel I. Strategieën van vergetelheid

Speaker at

The Atomium


Part I. The Politics of Amnesia

The Legacy of the Twentieth Century

21 May 1996 10.00 - 20.00 Tilburg University