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Zsuzsa Selyem

Portrait of writer Zsuzsa Selyem
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Zsuzsa Selyem

Zsuzsa Selyem (1967) is a novelist, poet, translator, and associate professor at the Department of Hungarian Literature of the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj, Romania. One of the most strikingly experimentalist voices of mid-generation Hungarian fiction, she has published a volume of short stories, two novels, and five volumes of essays to date. Her 2006 novel 9 kiló. Történet a 119. zsoltárra (9 Kilos. Story on Psalm 119) has been translated into German and French. One chapter of her most recent book, Moszkvában esik (It’s Raining in Moscow), a highly unconventional family history narrated from largely nonhuman perspectives, “Confectionery 1952,” was published in Best European Fiction 2017, and another was among World Literature Today’s 2016 Pushcart Prize nominations. As a literary scholar, lately her main interest has been ecocriticism and animal studies.

Articles by Zsuzsa Selyem

That Little Strip of Sunshine
By Zsuzsa Selyem
By the time I’d answered all his questions I recognized him: János Hell.
Translated from Hungarian by Jim Tucker & Erika Mihálycsa