Petőcz András

Born in Budapest, on 27th August, 1959.

Reorganization of the literary and art periodical Jelenlét (Presence) in 1981. More than two years he was the chief editor of the periodical which was published by the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences and soon became a significant forum on the contemporary literature.

Graduated from Eötvös Loránd University of Sciences in 1986 (studied Hungarian Literature and Language-History).

After obtaining the degree he was an assistant at Gorkii State Library for a short time, then he has been working as professional writer.

List of Prize

1985-1986: Móricz Literary Prize,
1987: Kassák Literary Prize,
1988: Eötvös Prize,
1990: Graves Prize for best Hungarian poem of the year
1996: József Attila Prize
2001: Artisjus Prize
2003: Internacional Salvatore Quasimodo Prize