Artist in Residence
Mar. 2013 - Apr. 2013
|Andras Gerevich was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1976. He graduated with a degree in English Literature from the Eötvös University of Budapest (ELTE), and later studied Creative Writing at Dartmouth College in the USA on a Fulbright Scholarship. His third degree is in Screenwriting from the National Film and Television School in Britain. |
Gerevich published three books of poetry in his native Hungarian: Átadom a pórázt (Handing Over the Leash, 1997), Férfiak (Men, 2005), Barátok (Friends, 2009) and is also published widely in journals. A book of his poems in English translation, Tiresias’s Confession, came out in 2008. His work has been translated into over a dozen languages, published in journals and anthologies, and he has taken part in a number of international literary and poetry festivals.
Besides writing poetry Gerevich scripted several prize-winning short films produced in the UK, and his plays were performed in Budapest and read in London. He also published essays and stories, and translated a number of English-speaking poets into Hungarian, including Seamus Heaney and Frank O’Hara, and a book by the filmmaker David Lynch.
He was editor for two literary journals: Kalligram in Budapest and Chroma in London, an assistant producer for the radio program Poetry by Post for the BBC World Sevice, and was also the chair of the József Attila Kör, the Hungarian young writers’ association from 2006 for a three year term. He has taught courses in screenwriting at the Moholy Nagy University of Arts and the Eötvös University of Budapest.
Now he is freelance, working as a poet, screenwriter, translator and journalist.