Wschodni Express: Zoltán Mihály Nagy “Szatański Pomiot” | book launch and panel discussion
26.06.2021 | 11.00–12.00 Próba Cafe, Grodzka 5a – patio
Translated from Hungarian into Polish by Daniel Warmuz, cover designed by Ewelina Kruszewska
Panellists: Zoltán Mihály Nagy – author, Daniel Warmuz – translator, Jan Burnatowski – moderator
A story about a young Hungarian girl from Transcarpathia whose life was overshadowed by the turbulent history of the region marked by the entrance of the Russians towards the end of WW2 and deportations of the Hungarian population to the USSR and their forced labour. Shamed by Soviet soldiers and scorned by rural communities, Eszter, in spite of all fears, decides to give birth to her illegitimate child and fight for the love of her life
Zoltán MihályNagy | Hungary (b. 1949) – poet, prose writer, editor and one of the more important representatives of Hungarian literature in Transcarpathian Ukraine. He received The Attila József Prize (2005) and The Sandor Marai Prize (2021). He debuted with the volume of poetry “Dolgok igézetében (1983). He gained recognition in Hungary with his “A sátán fattya” (1991), continued with Tölgyek alkonya (1996) and A teremtés legnehezebb napja (2004). He lives in Popovo / Csonkapapi on the Ukrainian / Hungarian border.