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country of citizenship: Hungary
language of expression: Hungarian
educated at: Eötvös Loránd University
occupation: writer, composer
award received: Kossuth Prize, Herder Prize, Prima Primissima Prize, Milán Prize, Tibor Déry Prize, Attila József Prize, Vilenica Prize, Sándor Márai Prize, Alföld Prize, Commander Cross of the Order of Merit of the Hungarian Republic, Szép Ernő-jutalom, AEGON művészeti díj, Gundel Art Award, Győri Könyvszalon alkotói díj, Peace Prize of the German Publishers' and Booksellers' Association, Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres, Manès-Sperber-Preis, Honorary citizen of Budapest, The Republic is Twenty Years Old Prize, Austrian State Prize for European Literature
Péter Esterházy (14 April 1950 – 14 July 2016) was a Hungarian writer. He was one of the best known Hungarian and Central European writers of his era. He has been called a "leading figure of 20th century Hungarian literature", his books being considered to be significant contributions to postwar literature.
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