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Nobel laureate Imre Kertész dies at 86

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

Commentators across the Hungarian media remember Nobel Prize winner author Imre Kertész. READ MORE

Imre Kertész accuses The New York Times of censorship

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Two conservative columnists accuse The New York Times of bias for deciding not to publish an interview with Imre Kertész Nobel prize winning novelist who dismissed the idea that Hungary was a dictatorship. READ MORE

Liberals at a loss about state honours to Kertész

Monday, September 1st, 2014

A left-liberal writer thinks the government has managed to baffle the opposing camp by decorating Nobel Prize winning author Imre Kertész. His conservative counterpart believes this was a win-win game for both sides and a contribution to bridging deep-set divisions. READ MORE

Fight for Imre Kertész

Monday, August 18th, 2014
Left-wing columnists complain that the government is trying to lure the Nobel Prizewinning author into its own camp, although his place should be in the ranks of the opposition. Their pro-government colleague dismisses such claims of “ownership” and also urges Kertész’s right-wing critics to make peace with him. READ MORE

Homage to Imre Kertész

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Historian Mária Schmidt praises Nobel Prize winning writer Imre Kertész for his staunch opposition to all forms of dictatorship. She wonders why Kertész’s “needle-sharp” analyses on Hungary’s recent past are not a topic ofpublic discourse. READ MORE

Imre Kertész’s iconoclastic interview

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

A liberal columnist takes up the defence of Hungary’s only Nobel prize winning writer, who among other stark statements has said in an interview that he does not consider himself any more Jewish than Hungarian, and hates having been used by the “Holocaust industry” as an “Auschwitz-clown”. READ MORE

Ákos Kertész seeks asylum in Canada

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

A left-wing commentator believes that Ákos Kertész, a Hungarian writer who has bitterly criticised Hungary and its right-wing parties, had to leave the country as a result of fierce verbal and physical attacks from the right-wing. He predicts that Kertész’s decision will be celebrated both by the governing centre-right parties and by radical groups. A pro-government commentator regrets Kertész’s decision, and hopes that he will find peace in Canada. READ MORE

Ákos Kertész loses honorary citizenship

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Left-wing papers are fiercely critical of the decision by the Budapest City Council to strip the writer Ákos Kertész of his honorary citizenship, while a leading right-wing commentator believes he should have surrendered it himself after having denigrated his fellow Hungarian citizens. READ MORE