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Gábor T. Szántó

Gábor T. Szántó

Poet

Gábor T. Szántó (1966, Budapest) fiction writer, poet, essayist, and editor-in-chief of Szombat,a Hungarian Jewish political and cultural monthly.

In his books he writes about the life, assimilation, moral disagreement and generation gap caused by Nazi and Communist dictatorships which tortured, Central-European Jews. In his essays Gábor T. Szántó considers the pros and cons of the European Jewish rebirth. Szántó has a degree in political science and jurisprudence from Eötvös Loránd University of Budapest. He published his first volume of stories, A tizedik ember (The tenth man), in 1995. A volume of two short novels, Mószer (The Informer) appeared in 1997 and the title story appeared in German as In Schuld verstrickt (1999). Szántó also published a novel in 2002: Keleti pályadvar, végállomas (Eastern Station, Last Stop), a volume of short stories Lágermikulás (The Crunch of Empty Boots) in 2004, and a book of poetry: A szabadulás íze (The Taste of Freedom) in 2010. His short stories, poems and essays have been translated into English, German, Russian, Dutch and Italian. Gábor T. Szántó has organized several conferences in Hungary about Jewish literature, art, theatre and film.

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