George
Szirtes

George Szirtes is a British poet and translator from Hungarian into English. Originally from Hungary, he has lived in the United Kingdom for most of his life after coming to the country as a refugee at the age of eight. His translations from Hungarian poetry, fiction, and drama have won numerous awards, including the Best Translated Book Award (2013) and the Mann Booker International Award (2015).

Photograph © George Szirtes

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Poetry
If we indeed have souls by Zsuzsa Takács

It has no single form. And that’s the point! Can we trust in that which constantly changes its appearance? In Blind Hope? It could be a beggar on the street corner, or a young woman, servant to a house, marched off to Auschwitz together with her masters, to the Danube Delta or Vorkuta where she […]