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Noémi Szécsi (b. 1976) is the author of four books, two novels, and two semi-documentaries. Her debut novel, Finno-Ugrian Vampire (Finnugor vámpír, 2002), a satiric story based in Budapest first brought her to the attention of the public and critics alike and was soon followed by two reprints. Her second novel, the spirited picaresque Communist Monte Cristo (Kommunista Monte Cristo, 2006), presents the history of Hungary from the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy in 1919 to the aftermath of the anti-Communist uprising 1957 through the fate of the author’s great-grandfather as seen through the eyes of his son Sanyi, a vegetarian butcher and staunch communist. It was awarded the Literary Prize of the European Union in 2009. The author’s other works include A Mother’s Diary (A kismama naplója, 2003) and its sequel, The Memoir of the Baby (A Kisbaba naplója, 2004), based on the author’s blogs about motherhood.