Author of the Month: László Krasznahorkai
Our author of the month for July is the Hungarian novelist, essayist and screenwriter László Krasznahorkai, the recipient of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. His distinctively dystopian, somewhat melancholic style has placed him at the forefront of modern European literature, with W.G. Sebald remarking of him ‘The universality of Krasznahorkai's vision rivals that of Gogol’s Dead Souls and far surpasses all the lesser concerns of contemporary writing.’ Other admirers include Colm Tóibín, who praises his ‘prose of breathtaking energy and beauty’ and writes that ‘Krasznahorkai has elevated the novel form and is to be ranked among the great European novelists.’ Come to the shop throughout to July to check out our display of his titles, or read more about some of them here.
Please note that many books are currently unavailable for home delivery. However, we’re still able to send you some of our favourites, old and new – browse the full list at londonreviewbookbox.co.uk/collections/staff-picks.