Krisztina Tóth

  • Hungary

Krisztina Tóth is one of the most acclaimed Hungarian writers. She is the winner of several awards, including the Graves Prize (1996), József Attila Prize (2000) and the Laureate Prize, one of the highest recognition in Hungarian literature. Her poetry and prose has been translated into many languages.

Her writing has strong connection with different Hungarian and European poetic traditions (she translates French poetry), her trademark is a subtle

combination of strong visual elements, intellectual reflection and a very empathic, yet often ironic concern in everyday scenes, conflicts and people. A female writer engaged in the poetics of the body, her work is incorporated by many of her interpreters in “ecriturefemninine”.