János Háy

is a poet, playwright, and novelist.


“If you always want to end up the winner, if you don’t know that being in India already means that you’re a winner, you lose.” Hungarian novelist János Háy on the new global “playing field” and the “authenticity of penury”.

“The kids of the divorced repeat the divorce, the kids of the quarrelsome repeat the quarrels, so that everything can go on in the same unbearable fashion that people have become accustomed to for thousands of years…” In blackly comic vein, Hungarian playwright and poet János Háy portrays a web of dysfunctional loves and lives in town and country. This is an excerpt from the successful new novel A gyerek [The Kid].

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