Terézia Mora

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Terézia Mora in 2009.
Terézia Mora, 2010.

Terézia Mora ([ˈtɛreːziɒ ˈmorɒ]; born 5 February 1971) is a Hungarian writer, screenwriter and translator.

Terézia Mora was born in Sopron, Hungary but moved to Germany after the political changes in Hungary in 1990. She studied Hungarian studies and drama at the Humboldt University in Berlin and trained as a screenwriter at the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin. Since 1998 she is a freelance writer, writing in German.

Awards and honours[edit]

In 1999 she received the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize for Der Fall Ophelia, part of her first collection of short stories Seltsame Materie. In 2007, she received Austrian Franz-Nabl-Preis. In January 2010, she was awarded the German Adelbert-von-Chamisso prize. In October 2013, Mora won the 2013 German Book Prize for her novel Das Ungeheuer.[1]


  • Seltsame Materie (1999)
  • Alle Tage (2004)
  • Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent (2009)
  • Das Ungeheuer (2013)


  • Als nur die Tiere lebten (2014), translation of Amikor még csak az állatok éltek, (2012), by Zsófia Bán.
  • Abendschule – Ein Fibel für Erwachsene (2012), translation of Esti iskola – Olvasókönyv felnőtteknek, (2007), by Zsófia Bán


  1. ^ "Terézia Mora wins the German Book Prize 2013 for her novel "Das Ungeheuer"" (Press release). Deutscher Buch Preis. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 8 October 2013. 

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