- Category : 1929-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 4/6 - Opportunistic / Role Model
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sphinx 4
Hungarian author, translator and recipient of the 2002 Nobel Prize in Literature, "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history". He was the first Hungarian to win the Nobel in Literature. His works deal with themes of The Holocaust (he was a survivor of a German concentration camp), dictatorship and personal freedom.
His works have been translated into several languages. He himself translated from German - he translated the works of Sigmund Freud , Hugo von Hofmannsthal , Friedrich Nietzsche , Friedrich Dürrenmatt , Arthur Schnitzler , Tankred Dorst and Ludwig Wittgenstein into Hungarian, among others.
In 2014 he received the highest Hungarian state award, the Order of St. Stephen.
He died on 31 March 2016, aged 86, at his home in Budapest after suffering from Parkinson's disease for several years.