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Literature in family circle in the Central Library

The first guests of the series launched in the Central Library last year were István Kemény – the contemporary author with interesting topics and original style – and Lili Kemény, the talented young poet.

The programme Our Birds was followed by the next event of the series with the "mysterious" title Conjugate literary magic in the library -- Welcome to the magical world of belles-lettres.
Readers had the opportunity to take part in a unique interactive discussion with the novelist György Dragomán and his wife Anna T. Szabó, who is an appreciated poet.

As it was well-received and readers are interested in other Hungarian authors / artists having family relations, the next event was held on the first week in March.

Literature in family circle – Bori Péterfy and Gergely Péterfy

Bori Péterfy is one of the most popular pop divas in Hungary, her concerts attract huge crowds of fans. She comes from a dynasty of artists: her great-grandfather was the poet Lajos Áprily, her grandmother, the actress Adrienne Jancsó, her grandfather, writer and poet Zoltán Jékely, her father, sculptor László Péterfy, her brother, writer Gergely Péterfy, her cousin writer Márton Gerlóczy.
Mr. Gerlóczy debuted at the age of 18 with Absence Justified; the biographical book about school years made him immediately know all over the country. Since then he has published several books (well-received by the readers), and works as a journalist as well.
The pop díva is even married to an artist: her husband is photographer Dávid Merényi.

The artist started her career as an actress, although she wasn't even accepted to drama school first.
However, she didn't give up and life proved her right. She has been member of several significant theatres and she has worked with directors like Árpád Schilling and Béla Pintér, and later at the Hungarian National Theatre.
Besides her memorable stage appearances, she has also starred in numerous films and has been awarded for her acting several times.

Last month she came to the library with her brother Gergely Péterfy, the talented writer, whose works are appreciated by both the critics and "simple" readers.