Culture Matters – The *Euro Stars* Debate: Noémi Szécsi

Noémi Szécsi‘s first novel, The Finno-Ugrian Vampire (2002), was so popular it was reprinted in 2003 and again in 2011. A script based on it was shortlisted by the Sundance Scriptwriters’ Workshop in Prague and the novel was also selected for European Literature Night in 2012. Her second novel, Kommunista Monte Cristo (The Communist Monte Cristo, 2006) won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2009. Utolsó centaur (The Last Centaur), her third novel, was published in 2009. In 2011 she published the novel Nyughatatlanok (The Restless), then in 2012 the children’s book Mandragóra Utca 7 (7 Mandrake Street). Her most recent novel is Gondolatolvasó (The Mindreader, 2013). Noémi was awarded the prestigious state prize, The József Attila díj, for her literary achievements in 2011.

The Finno-Ugrian Vampire has been published in the UK by Stork Press and translated by Peter Sherwood. Read an excerpt from the novel here.

Noémi Szécsi is one of five European writers who will talk to Rosie Goldsmith about Europe during our next *Euro Stars* event: CULTURE MATTERS – THE *EURO STARS* DEBATE on 27 April at Europe House.

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