Bath Literature Festival 09

Focus on Hungary: György Dragomán & Rana Dasgupta with George Szirtes

Event date: Fri 6 March | Event time: 16.30-17.30 | Event location: Guildhall

Price: £6 (£4) | Book now!

György Dragomán discusses literature, life, translation, and childhood under communism with poet and translator George Szirtes.

György Dragomán translates James Joyce, I B Singer and Ian McEwan into Hungarian. He won the prestigious Sándor Márai Prize for his first novel The White King, an urgent, humorous and melancholy picture of a childhood behind the Iron Curtain. Rana Dasgupta’s highly anticipated second novel, Solo, is narrated by a 100-year-old blind Bulgarian who, musing on extinct languages and cultures, embarks on an epic journey through a hundred years of history, memory, and prophecy. They discuss literature, life, Eastern Europe and post communism with poet and translator George Szirtes.

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2008

György Dragomán & Saša Stanišic
4.30pm I Writers’ Retreat I £6.00 £4.00
Two utterly captivating novels fromEastern Europe to kick off our series
bringing themost exciting international voices to Scotland. Young Bosnian
Saša Staniši´c has sprung to stunning acclaimfor his debut How
The Soldier Repairs The Gramophone, a quirky, heartfelt boy’s-eye view of
the Bosnian conflict. Hungarian György Dragomán also poignantly conjures
a boy’s perspective as his father is taken away by a totalitarian state in the
award-winning The White King.

PEN World Voices New York

May 2 | Leaving Home
When: Friday, May 2
Where: Austrian Cultural Forum: 11 East 52nd St.
What time: 5:30–6:30 p.m.
With György Dragomán, Dinaw Mengestu, and Saša Stanišić; moderated by Irina Reyn
Free and open to the public; reservations required.
For reservations, call ACF at (212) 319-5300, ext. 222, or e-mail

May 1 | Something to Hide: Writers and Artists Against the Surveillance State
When: Thursday, May 1
Where: Joe’s Pub: 425 Lafayette St.
What time: 9 p.m.
With György Dragomán, Hasan Elahi, Asli Erdogan, Péter Esterházy, Chenjerai Hove, Irakli Kakabadze, Ivy Meeropol, and Ingo Schulze
Tickets: $10/$8 PEN and ACLU members
Purchase tickets from Joe’s Pub: or (212) 967-5555

April 30 | Rewriting Family
When: Wednesday, April 30
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Café: 126 Crosby St.
What time: 7–8:30 p.m.
With Ana Castillo, Gyorgy Dragoman, Yael Hedaya, P.F. Thomese; moderated by Stacey D’Erasmo
Free and open to the public. No reservations.

Tuesday | 22 January | 7.00 pm
The Day of Hungarian Culture

György Dragomán – The White King (Published by Doubleday)
Introduced by Tibor Fischer
Hungarian Cultural Centre
10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London