Born in Budapest in 1969, Gábor Schein is one of the leading writers of the middle generation in Hungary. Schein has published a number of books in a variety of genres, including poetry, fiction, theatre plays and a libretto (staged by the Munich Opera), literary history and criticism, as well as books for children. He is the author of five novels to date: The Book of Mordechai (2002), Lazarus (2004), The Autobiographies of an Angel (2009), Swedish (2015) and We’ll Still Be Here (2019). Schein’s political essays have been published both in the Hungarian liberal press and in international papers such as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. He is the recipient of the prestigious Attila József and Milán Füst literary prizes.