• Szirtes, George

    Szirtes, George

    George Szirtes (b1948) was born in Budapest and left Hungary in 1956. His first book, The Slant Door, was published in 1979 and won the Faber Memorial Prize. After the publication of his second book, November and May, 1982, he was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. Since then he has published several books including Reel which won the TS Eliot Prize in 2015 and, most recently, Bad Machine (Bloodaxe, 2013). He has also translated poetry, fiction and other work, chiefly from Hungarian. He teaches at the University of East Anglia.


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