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Anna T Szabó Hungary

Anna T Szabó (also known as Anna Szabó T., and in Hungary as Szabó T. Anna) is a poet, writer and translator. She was born in Transylvania (Romania) in 1972 and moved to Hungary in 1987 where she studied English and Hungarian literature at the University of Budapest. She received her PhD in 2001 for the study of the translation of Shakespeare.

She has published eight volumes of poetry for adults and nine for children, written three books of short stories, twelve plays, and has received several literary prizes. She is an elected member of the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts (part of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences). She has translated – mainly from English, occasionally from German, French, Romanian and Dutch – many poems and lyrics, short stories, children’s books, essays, novels, drama, radio plays and librettos. She also writes essays, newspaper articles and reviews, gives lectures, and has taken part in the popular literary competition series on Hungarian Television Nyugat; Szósz; Lyukasóra. For ten years she worked as a translator and critic for the movie magazine Cinema and has co-led of a series of poetry translation seminars organised by the British Council.

She lives near Budapest with her husband the novelist György Dragomán and their two sons, and is currently working on a novel and a new poetry collection