ÁDÁM BODOR (Hungary) was born in Cluj-Kolozsvár, Romania, in 1936. In 1952, he was given a five-year prison sentence for conspiring against the state, but was released in 1954. In 1960, he graduated from Christian Reformation Department at General Theological Institute in Kolozsvár. He has been a professional writer since 1968. Bodor left his native Transylvania in 1982 to settle in Hungary, where he still lives, and in 1984 he began working as a copyeditor and then executive editor at the Magvetö Publishing House. In 1970, he won the Romanian Writers’ Association’ Best Fiction Award, in 1985 the Book of the Year Award, in 1986 the Atila Jozef Prize, in 1998 the Laurel Leaf Prize awarded by the Republic of Hungary, and in 2003 the Kossuth Prize. His works have been translated into Romanian, English, German, French, Norwegian, Italian, Russian, Danish, Serbian, Polish and Croatian. His publications include: A tanú (sketches, short stories, 1969), Plusz-minusz egy nap (short stories, 1974), Megérkezés északra (short stories, 1978), Milyen is egy hágó? (short stories, 1980), A Zangesur hegység (short stories, 1981), Az Eufrátesz Babilonnál (short stories, 1985), Sinistra körzet. Egy regény fejezetei (a novel, 1992), Az érsek látogatása (a novel, 1999), and A börtön szaga: Válaszok Balla Zsófia kérdéseire (2001).