Gabi Csutak: The colony of Hope
– Hungary

Gabi Csutak is a writer, journalist and translator born in 1977. Her first collection of novellas titled Csendélet sárkánnyal (Still Life With a Dragon) was published in 2017. In 2018 she represented Hungary at the European First Novel Festival. In the same year, the book also received a special award in a similar competition held in Hungary. The quick-paced novellas from the collection show a life under dictatorship and describe the atmosphere of a childhood lived during the final years of communism in Romania, as well as the era that followed, moving across cities such as Bucharest, Cluj, Budapest and Berlin. Csutak’s novellas have been translated into English, Bulgarian, Estonian, Croatian, Polish and Serbian.