Miklós Vámos

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Miklós Vámos (actually "Tibor") (born January 29, 1950 in Budapest ) is a Hungarian writer and dramaturge .


After graduating from high school , Miklós Vámos was initially not allowed to study for political reasons. He worked as a typesetter , did his military service and was a member of a rock band. Then studied at the Eötvös Loránd University 1970-1974 Jura . After completing his doctorate, he was a dramaturge in a film studio. He had his first publications in 1969. From 1975 to 1988 he was editor of the literary weekly Élet és Irodalom (Life and Literature) . He has written plays as well as screenplays for a number of films. Vámos has lived in the United States for a long time and speaks several languages. In Hungary Vámos is now a media star with his own talk show ( “Lehetetlen” (“Impossible”)). He is a member of the Hungarian PEN Club.

Vámos' family saga about three hundred years of Hungarian history , The Book of the Fathers , has been translated into several European languages.

Vámos has one daughter and lives in Budapest with his current wife and two sons.

Book of Fathers


in Hungary among many others:

Translations from Hungarian

  • About love and hate . Translated from the Hungarian by Ernő Zeltner, btb, Munich 2006 ("Anya csak egy van")
  • Book of Fathers . Translated from Hungarian with notes and an afterword by Ernő Zeltner, btb, Munich 2006 ("Apák Könyve")
  • in English translation are available:
  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Hungarians by Miklós Vámos and Mátyás Sárközi, 1999, ISBN 1-902825-31-4 (original edition in English)
  • Travels in Erotica (Who the Hell is Goethe?) , 2007 (“Utazások Erotikában”) announced by btb for 2010 under the title Meine Ten Frauen dnb

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