Ferenc Barnás

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Ferenc Barnás
Born 1959
Language Hungarian
Nationality Hungarian
Alma mater Eötvös Loránd University
Notable awards Sándor Márai Prize (2001), Tibor Déry Prize (2006)

Ferenc Barnás is a Hungarian novelist.


Ferenc Barnás was born in 1959 in Debrecen, Hungary. From 1982 until 1988 he attended university in Debrecen, Budapest, and Munich, graduating from Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in 1988 with degrees in Hungarian language and literature and Aesthetics. In 1991 he earned his doctoral degree at ELTE with a dissertation titled Hermann Hesse világképe (The World View of Hermann Hesse). From 1988 until 1994, he taught literature, philosophy and aesthetics in secondary schools for the arts in Budapest. From 1990 until 1992 he worked as an instructor of music aesthetics at the Department of Cultural History, ELTE. He made a living as freelance writer from 1994 until 2000, when he began working at the Ernst Museum in Budapest.



  • Az élősködő (The Parasite)
  • Bagatell (Bagatelle)
  • A kilencedik (The Ninth; English translation by Paul Olchváry)
  • Másik halál (Another Death)


  • 2013: AEGON Prize
  • 2006: Tibor Déry Prize
  • 2001: Sándor Márai Prize

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