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Writer Gyorgy "George" Konrad.

Hungarian writer Gyorgy Konrad. When he was 11 he bribed local police so that he and his sister could leave town and escape being deported. In 1974 he and a fellow writer were arrested in Budapest and imprisoned shortly for writing a sociological manuscript which was considered "subversive." Asked to leave the country, he decided a writer "should not emigrate, should not turn away from the risks of his profession." Konrad has written several novels, "The Case Worker," "The City Builder. Now his books are no longer banned, and he's helping to protect the freedom of other writers, as president of PEN, the international writers organization. His new novel, the first in ten years is, "A Feast in the Garden," (published by Harcourt Brace).


Other segments from the episode on April 9, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, April 9, 1992: Interview with Gyorgy Konrad; Interview with Emma Thompson; Review of the film "The Player."


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