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National Book Foundation > Author > László Krasznahorkai
László Krasznahorkai was born in Gyula, Hungary. He won the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. More about this author >
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 >
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.