Krisztina Tóth is one of the most highly acclaimed Hungarian writers. She is the winner of several awards, including the Graves Prize (1996), the József Attila Prize (2000) and the Laureate Prize, (2008), one of the highest recognitions in Hungarian literature. Her poems have strong connections with different Hungarian and European poetic traditions (she translates French poetry), and their trademark is a subtle combination of strong visual elements, intellectual reflection and a very empathic, yet often ironic concern with everyday scenes, conflicts and people. A writer engaged in the poetics of body, her work is often understood to be 'ecriture feminine'. She is acknowledged as one of the best contemporary writers of central Europe. Krisztina Tóth lives in Budapest, and her poetry and prose have been translated into more than fifteen languages.
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