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ABOUT SÁNDOR KÁNYÁDI...Sándor Kányádi

SÁNDOR KÁNYÁDI (b. 1929) A Hungarian poet from a modest village background, Sándor Kányádi was born and educated in the community of Transylvania, Romania. He graduated with a teacher's certificate but then worked as an editor of a magazine. He was eighteen when his first poem was published in a newspaper, and then he went on to produce numerous volumes of poetry and translation, eventually garnering every important prize in Romania and Hungary in addition to the prestigious Herter Prize in Vienna. His work has been translated into most European languages, including English: Dancing Embers, (selected translations, Twisted Spoon Press, 2002) followed by an enlarged edition In Contemporary Tense (Iniquity Press, 2013), both translated by Paul Sohar.

Read about his recent book, A espaldas de Dios / Behind God's Back

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