Scope and Contents
Notebooks, literary and critical texts, and correspondence.
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The collection contains personal correspondence. The provisions of the Data Protection Act (1998) apply to access.
Biographical / Historical
George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948 and came to the United Kingdom in 1956. He has published numerous volumes of verse with Oxford University Press and Bloodaxe Books, including a ‘New and Collected Poems’ (2008), and won the T. S. Eliot Prize for his collection ‘Reel’ in 2004. He has translated Hungarian poetry and prose fiction into English, and in 2015 received the Man Booker International Prize as translator of László Krasznahorkai. ‘The Photographer at Sixteen’ (2019), his memoir of his mother, won the 2020 James Tait Black Prize for Biography and was shortlisted for the 2020 Wingate Prize.
0.33 cubic metre(s) (27 boxes) : paper
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Presented by George Szirtes.
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