László Garaczi

is a Hungarian writer and translator born in 1956 in Budapest. A freelance writer and translator since 1982, Garaczi is the winner of various prizes including a George Soros Fellowship, the József Attila Prize, and the Palládium Prize. His books in English translation include Lemur, Who Are You? and Plastic, a collection of short stories.


Earlobe, or The millstones of ideology

Conflict and resolution in literature

Today’s literary and political climate in Hungary reminds László Garaczi of the communist 1980s. In an atmosphere compulsively and perversely imbued with politics, it is difficult to speak intelligently about the issues of the community.

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