László Krasznahorkai

Winner, 2019 National Book Awards

László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary. He won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize.
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Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming

ISBN 9780811226646 New Directions /

Set in contemporary times, Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming tells the story of a Prince Myshkin–like figure, Baron Béla Wenckheim, who returns at the end of his life to his provincial Hungarian hometown. Having escaped from his many casino debts in Buenos Aires, where he was living in exile, he longs to be reunited with his high-school sweetheart Marika. More about this book >


László Krasznahorkai accepts 2019 National Book Award for Translated Literature

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László Krasznahorkai

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary. Baron Wenckheim’s Homecoming is his eighth book published by New Directions.

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