András Nyerges was born in 1940. After receiving a doctorate in Budapest he worked for Hungarian radio and as reader and editor of a daily newspaper. Nyerges has published six novels, several collections of poems, short stories, translations as well as essays, and has received various prizes. His most recent novel, »Nichtvordemkind!« (2007), was celebrated in Hungary as an important contribution to memoirs about the World War II.
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