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George Szirtes was born in Budapest in 1948, and came to England with his family after the 1956 Hungarian Uprising. He was educated in England, training as a painter, and has always written in English. In recent years he has worked as a translator of Hungarian literature, producing editions of such writers as Ottó Orbán, Zsuzsa Rakovszky and Ágnes Nemes Nagy. He co-edited Bloodaxe’s Hungarian anthology The Colonnade of Teeth. His Bloodaxe poetry books include: The Budapest File (2000); An English Apocalypse (2001); Reel (2004), winner of the T.S. Eliot Prize; New & Collected Poems (2008) and The Burning of the Books and other poems (2009), shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2009.  Bad Machine (2013) was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize 2013. His latest collection, Mapping the Delta (2016), is the Poetry Book Society Choice for Winter 2016. Bloodaxe has also published his Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry Lectures, Fortinbras at the Fishhouses: Responsibility, the Iron Curtain and the sense of history as knowledge (2010), and John Sears’ critical study, Reading George Szirtes (2008). Szirtes lives in Norfolk and is a freelance writer, having retired from teaching at the University of East Anglia.


Books by George Szirtes


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Bad Machine

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New & Collected Poems

George Szirtes

New & Collected Poems

Publication Date : 20 Nov 2008

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Reading George Szirtes

John Sears

Reading George Szirtes

Publication Date : 20 Nov 2008

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Mapping the Delta

George Szirtes

Mapping the Delta

Publication Date : 20 Oct 2016

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The Burning of the Books and other poems

George Szirtes

The Burning of the Books and other poems

Publication Date : 27 Sep 2009

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