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István László Géher (Hungary)

István László Géher (pen name: G. István László), was born in 1972 and is a poet and translator, working as an Associate Professor of English at the Department of Comparative Literature at the Károli G. University, Budapest. He holds degrees in Hungarian and English Literature from L. Eötvös University in Budapest. He was a member of the Cambridge Writers Conference, 1999, the International Writing Programme in Iowa, 2007 and the International Writers Workshop in Hong Kong, 2008. In 2008 he gained a three months' scholarship in Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, as a Fellow Writer. His selected poems are to be published in a German-Hungarian bilingual edition in autumn 2009. He has written six books of poetry, most recently Fugue of Sand (2008).

His translations of Plath, Dickinson, Shakespeare, Hughes and Yeats have appeared widely in journals and anthologies. His awards include a fellowship to the International Writers' House in Rhodes, The Móricz Grant, an NKA Literary Grant, The Babits Grant for Translation, the Radnóti and the Zelk awards for Poetry.