• Hungary

Hungarian writer born in Romania under Communism, she studied Russian literature in Budapest, worked as a theatre critic and editor, and today writes and lectures on performing arts. Andrea has published 4 novels. The Hangman’s House (Seagull Books), in Bernard Adam’s translation, was nominated for the 2022 Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize. She lives in Budapest.  

FEATURED BOOK: Home. Tr. Jozefina Komporaly, Istros Books, 2024. Having taken the decision to emigrate, Tompa’s unnamed protagonist is caught between two worlds, navigating a journey from one homeland to another, confronting tough emotional revelations. 

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