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Hungarian writer and former dissident Gyorgy Konrad dies at 86


BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Internationally acclaimed Hungarian writer Gyorgy Konrad, a leading figure in the dissident movement under communist rule, died on Friday at the age of 86 after a long illness, state news ageny MTI reported, citing his family.

Konrad, who was born into a Jewish family and survived the Holocaust, wrote his first novel, “The Case Worker”, in 1969. It was soon translated into 13 languages, according to his website.

In 1965, he undertook research in urban sociology and his experiences provided material for his next novel, “The City Builder”.

In an interview for Die Zeit in 1974, Konrad said ...


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