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Krisztina Tóth (Hungary)

Krisztina Tóth is one of the most highly-acclaimed Hungarian poets. She is the winner of several awards, including the Graves Prize (1996), Déry Tibor Prize (1996), József Attila Prize (2000) and her poetry has been translated into many languages. Her poems have strong connections with different Hungarian and European poetic traditions (she translates French poetry), their trademark being a subtle combination of strong visual elements, intellectual reflection and a very empathic, yet often ironic concern for everyday scenes, conflicts and people. Since the publication of her first collection of short stories in 2006 she has been listed amongst the best contemporary writers of Central Europe. Krisztina Tóth lives in Budapest where, apart from writing and translating poetry, she designs and produces stained glass windows. She was recently awarded the Laureate Prize, one of the highest recognitions in Hungarian literature.

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