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Public Reading: György Dragomán and Anna Szabo

Date: Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Time: 8:00 pm

Location: courtyard, Wright Museum of Art

Contact:, Becky Moffett 363-2671

Please join Beloit College and the Wright Museum of Art for a public reading by György Dragomán, Hungarian novelist and translator and Anna Szabo, writer and playwright.

This event is free and open to the campus and community.  A reception will follow in the courtyard of the Wright Museum.  Refreshments will be served.


György Dragomán (Romanian: Gheorghe Dragoman) (born 10 September 1973) is a Hungarian author and literary translator. His best-known work, The White King (2005) has been translated to at least 28 languages.

He was born in Târgu Mureş (Marosvásárhely) Transylvania, Romania. In 1988, his family moved to Hungary. He attended high school in the western Hungarian city of Szombathely, then college in Budapest, getting a degree in English and Philosophy. He has received various literary awards for his writings, such as the Sándor Bródy Prize (2003).

His first novel, Genesis Undone, was published in 2002. He has become famous because of his second book, The White King, which received very favorable reviews from many influential newspapers, such as The New York Times.  It is a collection of loosely connected stories told by an 11-year old boy waiting for his father to be released from politically motivated imprisonment.

Dragomán lives in Budapest with his wife Anna Szabo and two children.

Anna Szabo is an acclaimed Hungarian writer who grew up in Romania and studied at Beloit College in 1994 as an exchange student.  Szabo has published eight books of poetry and is also a children's author and successful playwright.