(October 14, 1942 - living) Hungary
A bisexual novelist, playwright, and essayist, Péter Nádas was born in Budapest; his mother died when he was young, and he spent his adolescence in an orphanage after his father's suicide in 1956 following the Soviet Union's suppression of the Hungarian revolution.
He started out as a photojournalist and reporter. From 1969 on, he devoted himself fully to literature and eventually became one of the outstanding figures of contemporary Hungarian letters, receiving several honours for his writing - including the Prize for Hungarian Art (1989), the Austrian State Prize for European Literature (1991) and the Vilenica International Prize for Literature (1998).
Among his notable works are A Book of Memories (1986), The Life Runner, and The End of a Family Story. Nádas currently resides in the Hungarian countryside.