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István Fekete

Hungarian writer

1900   -   1970

country of citizenship: Hungary
educated at: Nyugat-magyarországi Egyetem Mezőgazdaság- és Élelmiszertudományi Kar
occupation: writer, children's writer
award received: Attila József Prize, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Hungarian Heritage Award

István Fekete (25 January 1900, Gölle, Austria-Hungary – 23 June 1970, Budapest, Hungary) was a Hungarian writer, author of several youth novels and animal stories. He is perhaps best known for his youth novel Tüskevár ("Thorn Castle", 1957), about two city boys' summer holiday at the corner of Lake Balaton and Zala River, their experiences, adventures, contact with Nature in its genuine form. They are helped by an old man on their gradual journey into manhood. This novel was awarded the Attila József Prize in 1960, was made into a film in 1967 (see its IMDb entry) and was voted to be the 8th most liked novel of Hungary in the Big Read in 2005. Its sequel was Téli berek ("Winter Grove", 1959). This novel, as well as Vuk: The Little Fox and Thistle, were also in the top 100 of the Big Read.
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works

2

A koppányi aga testamentuma

1937 novel written by István Fekete

author: István Fekete

1937

Vuk

book

author: István Fekete

1965

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