Literary Friendships

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Host: London Review of Books
Location: London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL
Speaker: László Krasznahorkai, Colm Tóibín


The first Literary Friendships event of our World Literature Series will bring together Colm Tóibín with his friend the writer László Krasznahorkai. Described by the Guardian as a ‘visionary writer’, Krasznahorkai’s novel, Satantango, first published in Hungary in 1985 and now regarded as a classic, was finally published in English this year, translated from Hungarian by George Szirtes.

Krasznahorkai has a three-decade-long collaboration with film director Béla Tarr, who made of Satantango a seven-and-a-half hour long meditative epic depicting a dying collectivist town. Krasznahorkai himself has said, ‘You will never go wrong anticipating doom in my books, anymore than you’ll go wrong in anticipating 

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