Things from life: Viktor Horvath

7 December 2017 text Natalia Ivanova
"It is difficult to provoke you as I try to reveal myself in a few lines. What kind of genre is that? If it's serious, we will lie, if it's funny, we will hide something," he writes in his short biography and we immediately want to know more about the person behind it. So far we have known him as an author - his novel Turkish Mirror came out in Bulgarian in August (by Ergo and translated by Svetla Kyoseva) after he took the EU Literature Award in 2012.

Its pages return to the stormy 16th century and tell us more about the youth of Isa bin Yusuf in the Hungarian town of Pech. At the university there, the oldest one in the country, also teaches Horvat, but more about the "historical reality" in his book will be learned from him on 16th of December at the Sofia Literary Festival. Now we go back to his short note and read the last line: "Art is just a trick to save the planet." And here's how we have even more questions.


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