Supported by Lauren Foster.
George Szirtes was born in 1948 in Budapest and came to England as a refugee following the Hungarian Uprising in 1956. The author of multiple works as a poet, editor, translator and playwright, he became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1982 and has since won many awards – in 2004 the T.S.Eliot for his collection, Reel. His latest, The Burning of the Books and other poems (2009), was shortlisted for the 2009 T.S. Eliot Prize.
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