Ádám Bodor

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Ádám Bodor (born February 22, 1936 in Cluj) is an award-winning Hungarian author of Transylvanian Hungarian origin.

Life and writing[edit]

Bodor was born in Romania to a staunchly anti-communist father and was himself an anti-communist. In his youth he believed in Transylvanian independence and overthrowing the Communist state.[1] At seventeen he was arrested by the Securitate.[2] After being freed he studied at a Calvinist seminary and began writing. After this he left Romania for Hungary and then spent some time in the West.[3] Several of his works have been adapted to film.


  1. ^ "Ádám Bodor — internationales literaturfestival berlin". www.literaturfestival.com. Retrieved 11 November 2017. 
  2. ^ Segel, Harold B. (11 November 2017). "The Columbia Literary History of Eastern Europe Since 1945". Columbia University Press. Retrieved 11 November 2017 – via Google Books. 
  3. ^ World Literature Today, Volume 76, No. 2