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George Szirtes - Author

Books by George Szirtes

The Photographer at Sixteen SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020

The Photographer at Sixteen SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020

Author: George Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/02/2020

A truly remarkable book . . . fiercely compelling EDMUND DE WAAL I've read no memoir that moved me more MIRANDA SEYMOUR The writing is always scrupulous . . . [a] compelling memoir BLAKE MORRISON Beautifully written and utterly compelling Sunday Times An original, probingly thoughtful memoir EVA HOFFMANN Full of warmth, grief, curiosity, wisdom . . . highly original New European An exquisitely told memoir Spectator Beautiful, devastating The Arts Desk **SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE AND THE BIOGRAPHERS' CLUB BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE** The beloved poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey. In July 1975, Magda Szirtes died in the ambulance on the way to hospital after she had tried to take her own life. She was fifty-one years old. The Photographer at Sixteen spools into the past, through her exile in England, her flight with her husband and two young boys from Hungary in 1956 and her time in two concentration camps, her girlhood as an ambitious photographer, and the unknowable fate of her vanished family in Transylvania. The woman who emerges - with all her contradictions - is utterly captivating. What were the terrors and obsessions that drove her? The Photographer at Sixteen reveals a life from the depths of its final days to the comparable safety of its childhood. It is a book born of curiosity, of guilt and of love.

Hinterland Autumn

Hinterland Autumn

Author: George Szirtes, Helen Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2019

Thirty Clouds

Thirty Clouds

Author: George Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2019

The Call of the Clerihew

The Call of the Clerihew

Author: George Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2019

The Photographer at Sixteen SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020

The Photographer at Sixteen SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020

Author: George Szirtes Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/01/2019

A truly remarkable book . . . fiercely compelling EDMUND DE WAAL I've read no memoir that moved me more MIRANDA SEYMOUR The writing is always scrupulous . . . [a] compelling memoir BLAKE MORRISON Beautifully written and utterly compelling Sunday Times An original, probingly thoughtful memoir EVA HOFFMANN Full of warmth, grief, curiosity, wisdom . . . highly original New European An exquisitely told memoir Spectator Beautiful, devastating The Arts Desk A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey. In July 1975, Magda Szirtes died in the ambulance on the way to hospital after she had tried to take her own life. She was fifty-one years old. The Photographer at Sixteen spools into the past, through her exile in England, her flight with her husband and two young boys from Hungary in 1956 and her time in two concentration camps, her girlhood as an ambitious photographer, and the unknowable fate of her vanished family in Transylvania. The woman who emerges - with all her contradictions - is utterly captivating. What were the terrors and obsessions that drove her? The Photographer at Sixteen reveals a life from the depths of its final days to the comparable safety of its childhood. It is a book born of curiosity, of guilt and of love.

The Photographer at Sixteen SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020

The Photographer at Sixteen SHORTLISTED FOR THE WINGATE LITERARY PRIZE 2020

Author: George Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

A poet's memoir of his mother that flows backwards through time, and through a tumultuous period of European history - a tender and yet unsparing autobiographical journey. In July 1975, Magda Szirtes died in the ambulance on the way to hospital after she had tried to take her own life. She was fifty-one years old. The Photographer at Sixteen spools into the past, through her exile in England, her flight with her husband and two young boys from Hungary in 1956 and her time in two concentration camps, her girlhood as an ambitious photographer, and the unknowable fate of her vanished family in Transylvania. The woman who emerges - with all her contradictions - is utterly captivating. What were the terrors and obsessions that drove her? The Photographer at Sixteen reveals a life from the depths of its final days to the comparable safety of its childhood. It is a book born of curiosity, of guilt and of love.

Thirty Poets Go to the Gym

Thirty Poets Go to the Gym

Author: George Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2018

Like a Black Bird

Like a Black Bird

Author: George Szirtes Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2017

This pocket-sized paperback is one of the twenty-four titles published for 2017 Hong Kong International Poetry Nights. The theme of IPHHK2017 is Ancient Enmity . IPNHK is one of the most influential international poetry events in Asia. From 22-26 November 2017, over 20 invited poets from various countries will be in Hong Kong to read their works based on the theme Ancient Enmity. Included in the anthology and box set, these unique works are presented with Chinese and English translations in bilingual or trilingual formats.

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