The Door (novel)
|Original title||Az ajtó|
|Publisher||East European Monographs/Harvill Secker|
|15 February 1995 / 20 October 2005|
|Media type||Print (Hardback & Paperback)|
ISBN 1-84343-193-9 (UK)
|LC Class||PH3351.S592 A7413 1994|
The Door was originally published in Hungary in 1987, and translated into English in 1995 by Stefan Draughon for American publication, and again in 2005 by Len Rix for British publication. Rix's translation won the 2006 Oxford-Weidenfeld Translation Prize, and was short-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. Rix's translation was republished in 2015 by New York Review Books Classics. 
A childless woman writer, Magda, hires an older housekeeper, Emerence, who behaves oddly, but eventually they develop a kind of friendship.
- Labours of love, review of "The Door" by The Guardian, 29 October 2005
- The housekeeper with the keys to Hungary's secret sufferings, review of "The Door" by The Independent, 18 January 2006
- The 10 Best Books of 2015 (The Door is the first book listed), The New York Times, 3 December 2015
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