Dénes Krusovszky: All my names
– Hungary

Born in 1982, Dénes Krusovszky is a poet, critic, editor and a translator. He studied the Hungarian language, comparative literature and aesthetics at ELTE in Budapest. He is a founding member of the Telep Csoport group, editor of literary magazines Puskin Utca and Ex Symposion, and head of the world literature section at József Attila Kör. Since 2014, he has served as the editor-in-chief of Versum, an online magazine publishing international poetry. In 2006, he published his first collection of poems titled Az összes nevem (All My Names). He has published six poetry collections so far and is considered one of the most distinctive poets of his generation. In 2018, he published the novel Akik már nem leszünk sohasem (Those Who We Shall Never Be) whose story describing the dilemmas faced by today’s 30-year-olds transcends national and generational boundaries. László Valuska wrote the following about the novel: “Through the protagonist, a 30-year-old journalist looking for his own way through life, the author tells a story set at different times, full of unexpected twists, incorporating topics such as the Soviet invasion of 1956, the changing habits in media consumption, problems with EU grants and the move to Vienna. Like all good personal tales, this story becomes generational and expresses the escapism and lack of firm footing in life among today’s 30-year-olds.”