Magda Szabó


Born
in Debrecen, Hungary
October 05, 1917

Died
November 19, 2007

Genre


Magda Szabó was a Hungarian writer, arguably Hungary's foremost female novelist. She also wrote dramas, essays, studies, memories and poetry.

Born in Debrecen, Szabó graduated at the University of Debrecen as a teacher of Latin and of Hungarian. She started working as a teacher in a Calvinist all-girl school in Debrecen and Hódmezővásárhely. Between 1945 and 1949 she was working in the Ministry of Religion and Education. She married the writer and translator Tibor Szobotka in 1947.

She began her writing career as a poet, publishing her first book Bárány ("Lamb") in 1947, which was followed by Vissza az emberig ("Back to the Human") in 1949. In 1949 she was awarded the Baumgarten Prize, which was--for political reasons--withdrawn from
...more

Average rating: 4.15 · 25,672 ratings · 3,182 reviews · 64 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Door

by
4.07 avg rating — 16,186 ratings — published 1987 — 99 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Abigél

4.40 avg rating — 2,788 ratings — published 1970 — 27 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Katalin Street

by
4.07 avg rating — 1,379 ratings — published 1969 — 32 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Für Elise

4.50 avg rating — 365 ratings — published 2002 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Iza's Ballad

by
4.21 avg rating — 1,624 ratings — published 1963 — 39 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Régimódi történet

4.39 avg rating — 333 ratings — published 1977 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Az őz

4.29 avg rating — 575 ratings — published 1959 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Álarcosbál

4.26 avg rating — 292 ratings — published 1961 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Mondják meg Zsófikának

4.25 avg rating — 323 ratings — published 1958 — 15 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Születésnap

4.49 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1962 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Magda Szabó…
“Creativity requires a state of grace. So many things are required for it to succeed.”
Magda Szabó , The Door

“I know now, what I didn’t then, that affection can’t always be expressed in calm, orderly, articulate ways; and that one cannot prescribe the form it should take for anyone else.”
Magda Szabó, The Door

“She was lonely. Who isn't lonely, I'd like to know? And that includes people who do have someone but just haven't noticed.”
Magda Szabó, The Door

Polls

More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
100+ Books in 2020: Aga is reading also in 2011 202 304 Dec 31, 2011 05:59PM  
Around the World: Anne's Books 219 265 Jan 02, 2012 08:31AM  
75 Books...More o...: Aga is reading also in 2011 251 82 Jan 08, 2012 12:54PM  
Romance Readers R...: Read-the-Season Irish Edition: SAMHRADH (Summer) 248 151 Sep 28, 2012 10:39PM  
Romance Readers R...: 2012 Create-Your-Own Reading Challenge 125 416 Jan 01, 2013 11:05AM  
You'll love this ...: Ada´s Low Octane 2013 Challenge Author´s Last Name A-Z 21 90 Jan 25, 2013 07:59PM  
Romance Readers R...: Ananda's Reading List, Challenges and Reviews 33 191 Aug 24, 2013 03:25PM