Online Book Club Knocking on Your Door
Living in New York, it is relatively hard to keep track of which Hungarian books to read and where to get them. It is especially hard to find people to engage in discussion about them, even though a number of literary sensations recently reached the States. In 2019, Laszló Krasznahorkai won the National Book Award with Baro Wenckheim’s Homecoming. In 2015, The New York Times called Magda Szabó’s The Door one of the 10 Best Books of the Year thirty years after it was first published. So, the American Hungarian Library is launching its virtual book club to encourage you to read Hungarian literature and catch up on current literary events — a great way to spend our days in quarantine.
First book: Magda Szabó: The Door
Date: Thursday, April 30 at 7 PM, online (obviously)
The first book club will be led by: Lili Török