István Vörös is currently Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Budapest’s Pázmány Péter Catholic University, where he has worked since 1997, establishing its Department of Creative Writing in 2004.
He is a prolific writer across several genres, having published 30 plays, 25 collections of poetry and four short story collections, as well as three books of essays. He is a noted translator from Czech, especially of poetry, and his own work has so far appeared in more than 20 languages, including Czech and German. He has been awarded a clutch of prizes in Central Europe.
Since 2003 he has written 7 plays for Baltazar Theatre, a unique theatre company in Budapest which employs actors with mental disabilities. All his plays have been performed with great success by Baltazar Theatre Company both in Hungary and abroad (Flying Licence for Angels – 2003, The One Born Laughing – 2005, Stone Choice – 2008, Golden Step – 2010, Happy Hour – 2014, The Comet – 2018, Dust – 2019) .
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