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George Szirtes

Author of Reel

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George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948, and came to England with his family after the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. He was educated in England, training as a painter, and has always written in English. In recent years he has worked as a translator of Hungarian literature, producing editions of such writers as Ott Orbn, Zsuzsa Rakovszky and gnes Nemes Nagy, and novelists such as Sndor Mrai and Lszl Krasznahorkai. His other Bloodaxe titles include Reel, winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize, New Collected Poems; The Burning of the Books and other poems; Bad Machine; and Mapping the Delta. His memoir, The Photographer at Sixteen (MacLehose Press, 2019), won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography. He lives in Norfolk and is a freelance writer, having retired from teaching at at the University of East Anglia.
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Satantango (Translator, some editions) 808 copies, 22 reviews
The Melancholy of Resistance (Translator, some editions) 795 copies, 19 reviews
Portraits of a Marriage (Translator, some editions) 681 copies, 27 reviews
Esther's Inheritance (Translator, some editions) 621 copies, 13 reviews
Casanova in Bolzano (Translator, some editions) 612 copies, 13 reviews
The Rebels (Translator, some editions) 433 copies, 6 reviews
Metropole (Translator, some editions) 400 copies, 16 reviews
War and War (Translator, some editions) 346 copies, 9 reviews
Iza's Ballad (Translator, some editions; Introduction, some editions) 252 copies, 12 reviews
Anna Édes (Translator, some editions) 205 copies, 4 reviews
The Adventures of Sindbad (Translator, some editions; Introduction, some editions) 184 copies, 1 review
The World Goes On (Translator, some editions) 172 copies, 3 reviews
British Poetry Since 1945 (Contributor, some editions) 154 copies, 2 reviews
The Last Wolf / Herman (Translator, some editions) 153 copies, 8 reviews
Niki: The Story of a Dog (Introduction, some editions) 134 copies, 2 reviews
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