After fleeing his homeland in the wake of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, György/Georges Ferdinandy (1935, Hungary), embarked on a career as a writer, publishing his first works in French. In 1961, he gained international attention as the winner of the Cino Del Duca World Prize, followed by the Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Literary Prize in 1964. He taught for some 36 years at the University of Puerto Rico. He writes in Hungarian, Spanish, and French, and his works have been translated into an array of languages.
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