György Spiró

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Photo by Gábor Valuska
Photo by Gábor Valuska

György Spiró was born in 1946 in Budapest. He is one of Hungary’s leading contemporary authors, a writer, a dramatist, a trans- lator and a scholar of Polish literature. He is one of the most frequently played contemporary playwrights of Hungary.

 

BOOK REPRESENTED BY SÁRKÖZY & CO.:

spiro_400DIAVOLINA (novel, Magvető, 2015, 208pp) Diavolina, the maid who rose to be a physician, worked as a servant for Maxim Gorky. In his latest novel, Hungarian author György Spiró conjures the world of Czarist Russia in its last years and the Soviet Union in its first from the perspective of this shrewd and discerning woman, including the disturbing parallels between the new autocracy and the old: revolutions, intrigues and, more than anything else, untold numbers of dead. Read more

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