Noémi Szécsi is at the heart of the new generation of Hungarian authors. Her first novel, The Finno-Ugrian Vampire (Finnugor vámpír, 2002), was reprinted in 2003 due to its success. A script based on this novel was shortlisted by the Sundance Scriptwriters’ Workshop in Prague. Her second novel, Kommunista Monte Cristo (‘The Communist Monte Cristo’, 2006) won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2009. Utolsó centaur (‘The Last Centaur’), her third novel, was published in 2009. Her latest novel is Nyughatatlanok (‘The Restless’, 2011). Recently Noémi has been awarded the state decoration ‘József Attila díj’ for her literary achievements. The Finno-Ugrian Vampire has been selected for the 2012 European Literature Night and Adapting For Cinema project.
Monday, 29 April 2013 – Brighton, Sussex University
Friday, 3 May 2013 – PEN World Voices Festival, New York, US
Saturday, 4 May 2013 - PEN World Voices Festival, New York, US