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.

The Manhattan Project

Laszlo Krasznahorkai

From the publisher:

Internationally celebrated Hugarian novelist László Krasznahorkai has been heralded by Susan Sontag as “the Hungarian master of the apocalypse” and compared favorably ...

The Last Wolf & Herman

László Krasznahorkai

From the publisher:

In The Last Wolf, a philosophy professor is mistakenly hired to write the true tale of the last wolf of Extremadura, a barren stretch of Spain. His miserable experience is ...

The Bill: For Palma Vecchio, at Venice

László Krasznahorkai, translated by George Szirtes

From the publisher:

Deals with Palma Vecchio, a sixteenth-century Venetian painter. This title features his voluptuous, bare-breasted blondes, a succession of models transformed on the canvas ...

The Melancholy of Resistance

László Krasznahorkai, translated by George Szirtes

From the publisher:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize The Melancholy of Resistance, László Krasznahorkai’s magisterial, surreal novel, depicts a chain of mysterious events ...

War & War

László Krasznahorkai, translated by George Szirtes

From the publisher:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize War & War begins at a point of danger: on a dark train platform Korim is on the verge of being attacked and robbed by ...

Satantango

László Krasznahorkai

From the publisher:

From the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize, Satantango is a visionary masterpiece of post-war Hungarian literature: bleak, brutal and brilliant

Seiobo There Below

László Krasznahorkai, translated by Ottilie Mulzet

From the publisher:

Winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize Beauty, in László Krasznahorkai’s new novel, reflects, however fleeting, the sacred – even if we are mostly unable to ...