literature, cinema, fine arts

An evening with Attila Bartis

no interval
Glass Hall
  • Produced by Müpa Budapest
  • LITERARIUM - Contemporary Writers at Müpa Budapest

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Born in the Romanian city of Târgu Mureș in 1968 before moving to Hungary in 1984, Attila Bartis is one of the most versatile creators in contemporary Hungarian literature. He is a writer, photographer and playwright, and one of the best in every genre. For many years, he lived and worked on the Island of Java.

He published his debut novel, A séta (The Walk, 1995), at the age of 27. Three years later he also achieved notable success with a volume of short stories, A kéklő pára (The Blueing Mist). His real breakthrough, however, came with his novel A nyugalom (Tranquility, 2001): from that point on, literary critics and his many readers alike considered him as one of the very finest writers of contemporary Hungarian literature. In 2003, his play Anyám, Kleopátra (My Mum, Cleopatra) was performed to great acclaim at the National Theatre, with Dezső Garas as director and Dorottya Udvaros in the title role. Róbert Alföldi has directed a film adaptation (Where Were You, My Son?) of Bartis's novel, A nyugalom (Tranquility). A selection of his articles written over a year for the magazine Élet és Irodalom was published in 2005 as A Lázár apokrifek (The Lazarus Apocryphals). His books have been translated into several languages, while as a photographer his work has appeared in numerous domestic and international exhibitions (Dorottya Galéria, Vintage Galéria, Mai Manó House). He has won the József Attila, Déry Tibor, Márai Sándor and Babérkoszorú awards, while he was also awarded the Libri Readers' Award in 2016. Attila Bartis is one of those authors who very rarely makes public appearances - another reason why this encounter with him promises to be an unmissable opportunity and a highly memorable experience.

Presented by: Müpa Budapest
  • actor
    Gábor Jászberényi
  • piano
    Kristóf Darvas
  • presenter and host
    Lajos Jánossy
  • director
    József Balog

Ticket information

You may purchase tickets online and in person for this performance using a Müpa Budapest gift voucher or by debiting the leisure allowance on OTP, K&H or MKB SZÉP cards.
If you purchase the tickets in person, then we also accept Edenred Gift Vouchers, and Edenred gift cards (Benefit and Family cards) as well as the culture subaccount allowance on OTP Cafeteria cards.

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