Nobel Laureate demands: why does Hungary always get it wrong?main
Imre Kertész has given a searching interview to Florence Noiville in Le Monde about the rising fascist tendencies in his country. It is helpfully translated in the Guardian. Kertész, a Holocaust survivor, says there is fear in his country and no free speech:
I have a few rightwing friends in Budapest, whom I can only contact in secret. There is a sort of embarrassment between us; I put them at risk. It is not well seen for them to be friendly with me. Remember the unleashing of violence when I won the Nobel prize – people were angry to see me become the only Hungarian Nobel when I was not glorifying “Hungarian-ness”.