László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary, in 1954. He is the author of five novels and several collections of essays and short stories. His novels include Satantango, The Melancholy of Resistance, War and War and Seiobo There Below. He has won numerous literary prizes, including the International Man Booker Prize in 2015, the highest award of the Hungarian state, the Kossuth Prize, and, in 1993, the Best Book of the Year Award in Germany for The Melancholy of Resistance. In 2010, he wrote a novella entitled Animalinside which was illustrated by the German painter Max Neumann. Satantango was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2013. His articles and celebrations and analysis of his work have appeared in international publications, including the New York Times, the Frankfurter Allemeigne, The New Yorker, The Guardian, the ABC, the Neue Zürcher Zeitung and in 2013 special issues of Music & Literature and Vagant magazine (Norway) focused on his work. He is published in Bulgarian, Chech, Croatian, Dutch, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Japanese, Polish, Romanian, Spanish and will shortly also be published in Chinese, Danish, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil),Serbian, Swedish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
László’s newest novel, The World Goes On, was published in 2018 by Tuskar Rock (UK) and has been longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2018.
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