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
The story of a young Hungarian girl from Zakarpattia whose life is overshadowed by the turbulent history of the region, marked by the invasion of the Russians towards the end of the Second World War and the deportation of the Hungarian population to USSR and their forced labour. Shamed by the Soviet soldiers and despised by the rural communities, Eszter, despite all her fears, decides to give birth to her illegitimate child and fight for the love of her life.
Zoltán Mihály Nagy | Hungary (b. 1949) – poet, prose writer, editor and one of the most important representatives of Hungarian literature in Transcarpathian Ukraine. He received The Attila József Prize (2005) and The Sandor Marai Prize (2021). He made his debut with the poetry collection „Dolgok igézetében (1983). He became known in Hungary with „A sátán fattya” (1991), and continued with Tölgyek alkonya” (1996) and „A teremtés legnehezebb napja” (2004). He lives in Popovo / Csonkapapi on the Ukrainian/Hungarian border.