read more about Nádas here and an interview here
Péter Nádas was born in 1942 in Budapest. He is a novelist, playwright, and essayist. His
mother died when he was young, and he and his brother became orphans after their father's suicide in 1958. Nádas
studied journalism and photography from 1961 to 1963, later working as a photojournalist at the Budapest magazine
Pest Megyei Hírlap from 1965 to 1969. Since 1969 he has dedicating himself solely to literature,
and in 1984 he and his wife moved to Gombosszeg, a small village in western Hungary, where they have lived since.
Nádas has received numerous awards for his work, among them: the Prize for Hungarian Art (1989); the Austrian
State Prize for European Literature (1991); Hungary's prestigious Kossuth Prize (1992); the Vilenica International
Prize for Literature (Slovenia, 1998); Prague's Franz Kafka Prize for Literature (2003).
published by TSP:
A Lovely Tale of Photography
also by the author:
A Book of Memories
The End of a Family Story
Fire and Knowledge