He was elected President of the Hungarian PEN Club in September 2021 by the General Assembly of the writers’ organisation. My predecessor, Géza Szőcs, was a Kossuth Prize-winning writer friend of mine, who died in 2020. died tragically on 5 November in the Covid epidemic. I am the founding editor-in-chief of the monthly literary magazine Irodalmi Jelen. You can read about my writing and published books here, and on Wikipedia.


Zoltán Böszörményi
President of the Hungarian PEN Club

The 1. In 1921, the International PEN Club was founded on the initiative of the English writer Catherine Amy Dawson Scott to promote cultural cooperation, which had been disrupted by the Second World War.

Janus Pannonius Költészeti Nagydíj

The Presidency of the Hungarian PEN Club is again shocked by the new manifestation of the Janus Pannonius Foundation, which used Géza Szőcs’ name for its activities following his death.

The foundation, which was originally founded by the Hungarian PEN Club as a prestigious literary prize, the Janus Pannonius International Poetry Grand Prize, is… Read more…

PEN Kongresszus

The 88th international congress of the Swedish PEN will take place in Uppsala from September 27 to October 1, 2022. The theme of the congress is THE POWER OF WORDS – Future Challenges of Freedom of Expression. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the importance of hate speech, digital surveillance, freedom of expression, and freedom of information. Read more…

Pen Blog

Official announcements of the Hungarian PEN Club and writings of its members.