Zsuzsa Takács (b. 1938) is the doyenne of contemporary Hungarian poetry, winner of all the major Hungarian literary awards. She started publishing in the early 1970s, to develop a consciously understated, slightly elegiac lyric voice coupled with profoundly personal themes, addressing both private and historical traumas. Her work is widely anthologized, and has been translated into English by George Szirtes, Laura Schiff and Ottilie Mulzet, among others. She lives in Budapest.