Attila F. Balázs, Hungary

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    Attila F. Balázs, Hungary Member of the Board 

    Attila F. Balázs, Hungarian writer, poet, literary translator, publisher was born in Targu Mures / Marosvásárhely (Transylvania) on January 15th, 1954.
    He studied at the Theological College in Alba Iulia / Gyulafehérvár between 1973-1976, and from 1977 he studied librarian specialisation and literary translation in Bucharest, where he graduated in 1982. Between 1978-1989 he was Chief librarian of the County Library in Miercurea Ciuc / Csíkszereda. Since 1990 he lives in Slovakia. He was the editor of the newspapers Nap (1990-1991), Új Szó (1991) and Szabad Újság (1992) in Bratislava / Pozsony, as well as the reporter of the Slovak Radio (1990-1995) and the manager of the Madách Publishing House (1993). In 1994 he established the publishing house AB-ART, since then he is the company’s managing director. Attila F. Balázs is the chief editor of the literary journal Szőrös Kő. He has received several literary awards (Madách, Lucian Blaga, Arghezi, Eminescu).
    He is a member of Slovakian, Hungarian and Romanian writers’ federations and Vice President of the Hungarian PEN Club.
    Many of his poems and short stories were translated into English, Romanian, Czech, Slovakian, Slovenian, Turkish, Serbian, Macedonian, Albanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Swedish and French.

    His major works include:

    1. Masks, Poems – 1992, Madách, Bratislava
    2. The Juice of the Cat. Short Stories – 1992. Microgramma, Bratislava
    3. Naked Knights. Selected and New Poems – 2002. AB-ART, Bratislava
    4. Hungarian Who is Who in Slovakia – 2002, Plectrum, Lucenec
    5. My Cross of Words 50 Years 50 Poems – 2004. Lilium Aurum, Dunajska Streda
    6. Portrait Gallery – 2004. AB-ART, Bratislava
    7. Transformations of Casanova – Premeny Casanovu. Bilingual (Hungarian-Slovakian) Edition
    8. Missa Bestialis, Poems translated into Romanian by A. Iancu – 2008. AB-ART, Bratislava
    9. Poems – Poezii – Bilingual (Hungarian – Romanian) edition, 2009. Limes, Cluj
    10. Minimal – Poems, 2010. AB-ART, Bratislava
    11. Casanova’s Metamorphoses – Short Stories in Romanian language, 2011. Grinta, Cluj
    12. Blue – Poems, 2011. AB-ART, Bratislava
    13. Minimal – Poems in German, 2011. Gabriele Schaefer Verlag, Herne
    14. Casanova’s Metamorphoses – Short Stories, 2012. AB-ART
    15. Gordiev Jazol – Poems in Macedonian, 2012. Matica Skopje
    16. The Scene (Multilingual Anthology), 2012, Orient-Occident, Bucharest
    17. Prelomljeni hleb (Poems in Serbian), 2012, Libertatea, Pančevo
    18. Beautiful poems, 2013, AB-ART, Bratislava
    19. Minimal Poems in portugueze translated by José Eduardo Degrazia, Editora Aty, 2013, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    20. Casanova’s Metamorphoses, Short Stories in English, translated by Adrian George Sahlean, 2013, Ekstasis Editions, Canada
    21. Villon’s necktie, poems translated into Romanian by Serban Foarta, TipoMoldova, Iasi, 2013
    22. Drowning moon, Short Stories in Romanian, translated by Ildikó Foarta, Arc, Chisinau, 2014
    23. Blue / Kék, poems translated in English by Erzsébet Csicsery, Libros Libertad, Canada, 2014
    24. La metamorfosis de Casanova, translated by Rafael Soler, El Quirófano Ediciones, Ecuador, 2014
    25. Casanova’s Metamorphoses, Short Stories in Serbian, translated by Jolánka Kovács, Sremska Mitrovicá, 2015
    26. Missa Bestialis, Poems translated into English by Lucia Gorea,Libros Libertad, 2015
    27. Istegin Hususiyeti, poems translated into Turkish by Müesser Yeniay, Siirden Yayincilik, Istanbul, 2015
    28. Villon necktie, poems, Art Dabubius, 2015

    His literary translation works:

    1. Contemporary Romanian Poems, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2007
    2. Escape from the Ghetto – Literary translations, 2008. AB-ART, Bratislava
    3. A Bag of Cherries – Contemporary Romanian Poetry, 2009. AB-ART, Bratislava
    4. Mircea Petean: Anna Poems, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2008
    5. Varujan Vosganian: Blue Shaman, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2009
    6. Gabriel Chifu: Board game, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2009
    7. Angela Baciu:Poezii / Poems, Limes, Cluj , 2009
    8. Vasile Dan: Liquid Mirror, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2010
    9. Lucian Blaga: Poems, Nemzeti Tankönyvkiadó . Budapest, 2011
    10. Robert Serban: Home Cinema, l’Harmattan, Budapest , 2012
    11. Ion Deaconescu: The poet in hell, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2012
    12. Ioan Es Pop: I did not dare shout never, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2012
    13. Carolina Ilica: A little more, AB-ART, Bratislava, 2012
    14. Robert Serban: Fragrant coffin, l’Harmattan, Budapest. (2012)
    15. Rade Silian: Centuries, AB-ART, 2012
    16. Rafael Soler: Return / Maneras de volver, AB-ART, 2013
    17. José Eduardo Degrazia: The Geometry of Love, AB-ART, 2013
    18. István Turczi: Stranger, Europa, Craiova, 2014
    19. New Denmark / 22 Moldovan poet, Parnasszus Budapest, 2014
    20. Augusto Rodriguez: They were glad kiss, poems, AB-ART, 2014
    21. Nedeljko Terzic: Crash and silence, poems, AB-ART, 2015
    22. Metin Cengiz: Black and white, poems, AB-ART, 2015
    23. Müesser Yeniay: The Rite of Picking Roses in the Garden, poems, AB-ART, 2015
    24. Nicolae Spataru: Álmatlanság Európáért, poems, AB-ART, 2015
    25. Tudor Arghezi: Poems, bilingual Romanian-hungarian, Targu Jiu, 2016

     

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