Anna Szabó

Anna Szabó was born in Romania in 1972 and moved to Hungary in 1987, where she studied Hungarian and English. She translates into Hungarian, and has worked with Joyce, Plath, Yeats, and Updike. She published her first volume of poetry when she was twenty-three, winning the Petofi Prize for promising young poets. Her poetry has since won every major Hungarian literary prize. The Poetry Society’s Young Poets Network organised a translation workshop in partnership with Modern Poetry in Translation to translate her poem ‘Hazafelé megy, este’ or ‘Heading home, dusk’ in 2019, and her poem ‘Örökösök’ or ‘Inheritors’ in 2020.