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Acclaimed Hungarian writers, former Beloit exchange students to give public reading

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT: Hilary Dickinson at dickinsonh@beloit.edu or 608-363-2849

Acclaimed Hungarian writers György Dragomán and Anna Szabó who studied at Beloit College as exchange students in the mid-‘90s will return to campus to hold a public reading on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Free and open to the public, the reading will be held at 8 p.m. in the courtyard of the Wright Museum of Art.

Dragomán is best known for his 2005 novel, The White King, which was excerpted in The New Yorker and the Paris Review and made him famous in Europe. Szabó has published eight books of poetry and is also a children's author and successful playwright. 

During their week-long visit, they will also do a public reading, lead a faculty forum and visit classes.

Dragomán and Szabó, who are now married, credit their time at Beloit as formative in their development as artists.

Their trip to Beloit is funded in part by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.