György Dragomán, b. 1973, Târgu Mureş /Romania, is a Hungarian writer and translator. At age 15, he moved with his family to Hungary. He studied English and philosophy in Budapest and earned his doctorate with a thesis on Samuel Beckett’s Watt. He has translated the works of Beckett, James Joyce and Irvine Welsh into Hungarian and has published three novels.
His publications in English include the novels: The White King (2005, Eng. 2015), which has been translated into over 30 languages, and The Bone Fire (2014, Eng. 2018). Both works are set in Romania in the 1980s and 90s and are told from the perspective of a child raised in a climate of lies and secrets, guilt and treachery, of post-Soviet society.
Dragomán has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Sándor Bródy Prize for the best debut of 2003 and the Jan Michalski Prize.
A pusztítás könyve
The White King
New York, NY, 2008
[tr.: Paul Olchváry]