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Agota Kristof

Biography

Kristof was born in Csikvánd, Hungary in 1936 but moved to Neuchâtel, Switzerland with her husband, a history teacher, their four month old son in 1956 following the Hungarian Uprising. She is best known for her trilogy on the horrors of war and its effects on people, particularly children. She died in 2011.

Other links

Agota Kristof
Agota Kristof
Agota Kristof
French row over school ‘porn’ book (about a school teacher who was fired for reading Kristof’s trilogy to his students)
Interview
Interview
Agota Kristof (in French)
Agota Kristof (in French)
Agota Kristof (in French)
Agota Kristof (in French)
Agota Kristof (in French)
Agota Kristof (in French)
Abbeville: démonter la machine à fabriquer de l’absurde (about a school teacher who was fired for reading Kristof’s trilogy to his students – in French)

Bibliography

1986 Le grand cahier (The Notebook) (novel)
1988 La preuve (The Proof) (novel)
1991 Le Troisième mensonge (The Third Lie) (novel)
1995 Hier (Yesterday) (novel)
1998 L’heure grise et autres pièces (drama)
2004 L’analphabèthe (story)
2005 C’est égal (stories)
2005 Où es-tu Mathias? suivi de Line, le temps (stories)
2007 Le monstre et autres pièces (drama)