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George Szirtes

George Szirtes was born in Hungary in 1948. He published his first book of poems, The Slant Doors, in 1979. It won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize. Among his many other poetry collections , Reel was awarded the T.S. Eliot Prize, for which he has since twice been shortlisted. He has in addition won international prizes for his poetry, and the Man Booker International Prize for his translations of László Krasznahorkai. He is also the translator of Sándor Márai and Magda Szabó. The Photographer at Sixteen is his first venture into prose writing of his own. @george_szirtes