Orsolya Bencsik

Field of Practice:

Special Programs


City, Country:

Szeged, Hungary




Sept 2017 - Sept 2017

Born 1985 in Backa Topola, Serbia.

She lives in Szeged, Hungary where she studied Hungarian language and literature as well as philosophy at the University of Szeged from 2004 to 2010 and received her master degree there. Between 2012 and 2015 she practiced her PhD studies at the same university at the Department of Hungarian Literature where she teaches courses in creative writing, literature of rural areas and theories of minority. She is one of the editors of the periodical named Symposion. She has published tree fiction books as well as a literary translation of the poetry volume P.S. by Ana Ristovic. Her latest fiction book named Több élet (More Life) was published in Budapest, Hungary by Magvető publisher. She has been rewarded the Horváth Péter Fellowship for this novel in 2016. The Akademie Schloss Solitude is contributing to this fellowship by offering the awardee a studio free of charge for the duration of one month.

Further awards are: Ervin Sinkó literary prize (2009), NKA Gion Nándor scholarship (2010), Szirmai Károly literary prize (2012), Móricz Zsigmond scholarship (2014), Örkény drama-writing scholarship (2016). With her second book she represented Hungary at the European First Novel Festival within the framework of the Book Festival in Budapest 2013. In 2014 she was the winner of the International Novi Sad Literature Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia with her drama titled Who is Naomi Watts?.