In 2021, thanks to the Visegrad Literary Residency, eight authors will once again have the opportunity to spend six or twelve weeks in a peaceful inspiring setting where they can fully concentrate on their writing. The shorter, spring edition of the program was moved from May to July due to the pandemics. We are very much looking forward to welcoming our residents in Bratislava for this special summer residency. We will be introducing all four residents on our website, starting today with Roland Orcsik.
Roland Orcsik is a Hungarian poet, prose and essay writer, and translator. He is the author of many literary and academic publications, and one novel. During his stay in Bratislava, he is planning to work on a book related to his debut. The novel-in-progress Hostina / Feast tackles the topic of environmental crisis, specifically pollution caused by giant boat cruises.
He views the residency as the perfect opportunity to put his academic and editorial duties on hold for a while, and to fully concentrate on the research for the new book and on actual writing. He also hopes to share his authorial dilemmas with other recipients of the residency program, and to win them over to contribute with their writing to the Tiszatáj magazine, which he edits. Literature, however, is not Roland Orcsik's only passion: he is alo a member of the experimental punk band Lajka.
We do hope that Roland Orcsik, together with the rest of the Visegrad residents, will have an inspiring creative stay in Bratislava.
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