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Gyozo Ferencz and George Szirtes

September 19, 2023 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Győző Ferencz, a Hungarian poet and critic, is renowned for his expertise in English and Hungarian literature. With a background in teaching and editorial work, he currently serves as a professor at Budapest’s Eötvös University and holds the executive presidency at the Széchenyi Academy of Letters and Arts. Since 2013, he has organised the esteemed Seamus Heaney Memorial Lecture series.

George Szirtes, originally from Hungary, sought refuge in England and embarked on a successful career as an artist and poet. Szirtes won the prestigious T. S. Eliot Prize for his collection “Reel” in 2004 and has been shortlisted twice since then. His most recent publication is “Fresh Out of the Sky” (2021), and he also released a booklet titled “Inventing Joy” (2022). In 2019, his memoir “The Photographer at Sixteen” was honoured with the James Tait Black Prize.
Sponsored by: Joan and Joe McBreen


September 19, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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