Lajos Parti Nagy

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Lajos Parti Nagy (Szekszárd, October 12, 1953 –) Kossuth Prize winner Hungarian poet, playwright, writer, editor, critic, one of the founding members of the Digital Literary Academy.

Parti Nagy Lajos - 2011

Biography[edit]

He spent his childhood at Tolna, Kaposvár and Székesfehérvár, where he graduated from high school in 1972, then he graduated in Literature and History in 1977 at the Teacher Training College of Pécs (today: University of Pécs). Subsequently, he worked for the Baranya County Library for two years (till 1979), then as an editor for the literary magazine Jelenkor ("Our Age") from 1979 till 1986, where his poems had been first published in 1971. He worked in the 80's as a member of the editorial board of "JAK notebooks" ("József Attila Circle Literary Association"). He has been living in Budapest since 1986 as a freelance writer and literary translator.

Works[edit]

  • Angyalstop "Angelstop" (poems, 1982)
  • Csuklógyakorlat "Wrist Exercises" (poems, 1986)
  • Szódalovaglás "Soda Ride/Riding" (poems, 1990)
  • Gézcsók "Gauze Kiss" (play, 1992)
  • Se dobok, se trombiták "Neither Drums, Nor Trumpets" (feuilleton stories, 1993)
  • Esti kréta "Evening Crete/Chalk" (selected poems, 1995)
  • Ibusár – Mauzóleum "Ibushar" [1992], "Mausoleum" [1995] (plays, 1996)
  • Sárbogárdi Jolán: A test angyala "Jolán Sárbogárdi: The Angel of the Body" (a "foamsody", novella, 1997; audiobook, 2007), a parody of a teenage girl's diary with corrupted clichés of the uneducated speech
  • A hullámzó Balaton "The Rippling Lake of Balaton" or "Billowy Balaton", translated as "A Swell on Balaton" (short stories, 1999)
  • Hősöm tere "My Hero's Square" (novel, 2000)
  • Fényrajzok "Light Drawings" (2001)
  • Kacat, bajazzó "Junk and Pagliaccio" (script book, illustrated by Ferenc Banga, 2002)
  • Grafitnesz "Graphitness" (poems, 2003; audiobook, 2007)
  • A fagyott kutya lába "The Frozen Dog's Leg" (short stories, 2006)
  • A vak murmutér "The Blind Marmot" (prose, ill. by Ferenc Banga, 2007)
  • A pecsenyehattyú és más mesék "The Roast Swan and Other Stories" (volume of tales, ill. by Ferenc Banga, 2008; audiobook, 2009)
  • Petőfi Barguzinban "Petőfi in Barguzin" (poem, ill. by András Felvidéki, 2009)
  • Az étkezés ártalmasságáról "On the Harmfulness of Eating", lecture (2011, 2012)
  • Fülkefor és vidéke: magyar mesék "Booth Revolution and its Countryside – Hungarian tales (2012)
  • Mi történt avagy sem "What Happened or Did Not" (short stories, 2013)
  • Fülkeufória és vidéke: Százegy új magyar mese "Booth Euphoria and its Vicinity: A Hundred and One New Hungarian Tales" (2014)

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Awards[edit]

  • 1982 Bölöni Award
  • 1987 Zsigmond Móricz Grant
  • 1988, 1993 MTA-Soros Grant
  • 1990 Tibor Déry Award
  • 1991 Graves Award
  • 1991-1992 Playwrights Grant
  • 1991 Magyar Napló Award
  • 1991 New Hungarian Radio Play Award
  • 1992 Attila József Award
  • 1992 Károly Puskás Award
  • 1993, 1996 Theatre Critics' Award
  • 1993 Ernő Szép Award
  • 1994 Book of the Year Award
  • 1994 Soros Award
  • 1994 Artisjus Award
  • 1994 Kulturfonds Wiepensdorf Grant
  • 1996 Laurel Wreath of the Hungarian Republic
  • 1996 Award of the Kelemen Mikes Kör in the Netherlands (Association for Hungarian Art, Literature and Science in the Netherlands)
  • 1996 Writers Book Store's Marble Award
  • 1996 Drama Critics' Award (Mausoleum)
  • 1996 Laurel Wreath of the Hungarian Republic
  • 1997 Alföld Award
  • 1998 New Hungarian Radio Play Award
  • 1998 Alföld Award
  • 2001, 2002 DAAD Award
  • 2004 Hungarian Literary Award
  • 2003 For Budapest Award
  • 2004 Júlia Szinnyei Memorial Award
  • 2005 Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic (civilian) - Officer Cross
  • 2005 Translator's Award of the Federal Chancellor of Austria
  • 2007 Ernő Szép Award
  • 2007 Prima Award
  • 2007 Kossuth Award
  • 2012 János Déri Award

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Works and reviews in English[edit]