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Gábor Schein was born in Budapest in 1969 and teaches modern Hungarian literature at ELTE in Budapest. One of the most exciting and incisive authors to emerge in post-Communist Hungary, Schein is the author of ten books of poetry, ten novels, and four children’s books, as well as dramas and many literary historical studies. He has been awarded some of Hungary’s most important literary prizes, including the Artijus-díj in 2018 and the Milán Füst and Attila József Prizes in 2006 and 2009.
Schein’s two novellas The Book of Mordechai and Lazarus were published in 2017 by Seagull Books (trans. Ottilie Mulzet and Adam Z. Levy). His novel Autobiographies of an Angel is forthcoming from Yale University Press in 2022 in Ottilie Mulzet’s translation.