( poet and fiction writer; Hungary b. 1966, Budapest) belongs to the third generation of postwar Jewish Hungarian writers, who came of age after the period of silence about Jewishness that characterized the experience of their parents' generation. Szántó has a degree in political science and jurisprudence from Eötvös Loránd University and is editor in chief of the Jewish cultural monthly Szombat, founded in 1989. He published his first volume of stories, A tizedik ember (The tenth man), in 1995. A volume of two novellas, Mószer (The Informer ) appeared in 1997 and appeared in German as In Schuld verstrickt (1999). Szántó has also published poetry and essays and a novel: Keleti pályadvar, végállomas (Eastern station, last stop). His short stories and essays have been translated in Italian, English, and German. He is participating courtesy of the U.S. State Department.
Gábor T. SZÁNTÓ