Edina Szvoren was born in 1974 in Budapest. An alumna of Béla Bartók Music High School, she currently teaches solfeggio and music theory there. She holds a degree as chorus-master from the Franz Liszt Academy of Music. She has had work published regularly since 2005, including two works of prose. Her work has been recognized by the following awards: the Sándor Bródy prize for the best first prose book of the year in 2011, the Artisjus Prize and the Attila József Prize.
EUPL Year 2015 | Winning Book
NINCS, ÉS NE IS LEGYEN
(THERE IS NONE, NOR LET THERE BE)
Edina Szvoren’s stories contain a lot of dry humour, yet at the same time they sizzle, as she reveals the drama in the minutiae of human relationships. When describing Szvoren’s literary world, reviewers have brought up the names of two radically different predecessors: the analytical prose of Péter Nádas and the graceful giant of grotesque, Péter Hajnóczy. The stories of Nincs, és ne is legyen will convince the reader that Szvoren is a mature author with a unique storytelling voice. The family, which is both the centre stage and model of our lives, stands firmly in the middle of the stories, regardless of whether we are struggling on that stage or are just on the outside looking in.
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