17 January, 7pm, Mátyás Sárközi: Párban magányban (Together Yet Alone)

Please note this talk will be in Hungarian

Since the political changes of 1989 the London-based writer Mátyás Sárközi has published eighteen books in Hungary: essays, short-stories, diaries, monographs, urban sociography, literary history and two novels. Age does not seem to stop him producing new works almost every year. This year he turned 75 and in a celebratory radio-interview he explained why he doesn’t slow down: “As a young man I was a middle distance runner in an athletic club, competing mostly in 1500 metre races. So I know that when the bell rings one enters the finish therefore one has to speed up to remain in the lead”.
This evening the author introduces his most recent work entitled Párban magányban (Together Yet Alone), a novel based on the strange marriage of the eminent 20th century Hungarian poet Mihály Babits.