Szabolcs Benedek was born in 1973 in Budapest, and studied to be a politologist. He began publishing reviews and short stories in 1994. He is the first Hungarian translator of the novel The Vampyre by John Polidori, which was published in 2003. Later in 2005 he published the Hungarian translation of the Dream Journals by Emmanuel Swedenborg. He lives in Budapest with his two daughters.
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THE GREAT SOCCERIALIST REVOLUTION (Novel, Libri, 2013, 350 pages) In the summer of 1954, just one year after the legendary “Match of the Century” against England that brought the astonishing 6:3 result in favour of Hungary, the People’s Republic of Hungary is preparing for yet another football victory, the the FIFA World Cup finals. Everyone is certain that the Golden Team, will win the final match, but when the dream of victory fades away with the lost match in Berne, some unexpected happen on the streets of Budapest. More
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I. THE BLOOD COUNT (Novel, Libri, 2012, 480 pages) In 1910, a myterious killer is on the loose in Budapest, brutally killing prostitutes all around the city. Meanwhile, a peculiar stranger arrives to Hungary: the Count of Saint-Germain who claims to have lived through thousands of years, and nobody has seen him eating or sleeping…
II. THE BLOOD COUNTESS (Novel, Libri, 2012 fall, cca. 500 pages) In 1916, Romanians invade Transylvania, then the part of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. Titus Szállási arrives to the front lines as the correspondent of a Hungarian newspaper, but also hopes to meet again with his long-time friend the Count of Saint-Germain, who travelled here to track down the father of all vampires, Count Drakula.
III. THE BLOOD MARTYR (Novel, Libri, 2013 spring, cca. 500 pages) It is 1918: the First World War is over. Drakula and his new love Etelka are roaming the towns and cities of Hungary, leaving more and more corpses, but also newborn vampires whom they infected. Meanwhile the immortal servant of Saint-Germain, Mihály finally finds out a secret that would change his and his master’s fate forever.