Zoltán Lesi


Eastern European Network

City, Country:

Budapest, Hungary


2017, 2018, 2019


Oct 2017 - Dez 2017

Born 1982 in Gyula/Hungary.

Zoltán Lesi lives and writes in Vienna/Austria and Budapest/Hungary. From 2001 to 2006, he studied software engineering at University of Szeged/Hungary. His diploma thesis was a software that analyzes poems.

He published two books of poetry: Daphnis ketskéi (Daphnis’ goat) (FISZ, 2009), Merül (Diving) (JAK-Prae, 2014) and the childdren’s book Karton és Matild – A zombimentők (Karton and Matild – The zombiesaver) (Móra Publishing House, 2017). His poetry is translated into German, English, Serbian and Polish.

Zoltán Lesi translates German and Austrian literature and organizes a literature exchange program between Austrian and Hungarian authors. He is editor of the common Worldliterature Series of the Jelenkor Publishing House and Young Writers Associations. In 2016, he was distinguished with the Zsigmond Móricz Scholarship. 

Zoltán Lesi is a participant in the exchange program between Akademie Schloss Solitude and the József Attila Circle – Literary Association of Young Writers (JAK) in Budapest.