Noémi Szécsi is at the heart of the new generation of Hungarian authors. Her first novel, THE FINNO-UGRIAN VAMPIRE, translated by Peter Sherwood and published in English by Stork Press in October 2012, was voted the Best Book in Hungary in 2011. A script based on this novel was shortlisted by the Sundance Scriptwriters' Workshop in Prague. Her second novel The Communist Monte Cristo won the European Union Prize for Literature in 2009. THE FINNO-UGRIAN VAMPIRE has been selected for the 2012 European Literature Night. Find out more about the book: http://storkpress.co.uk/books/the-finno-ugrian-vampire/
Grażyna Plebanek was born in Warsaw, Poland. She is the author of highly acclaimed and bestselling novels. In 2011 Plebanek was awarded the Literary Prize Zlote Sowy for her contribution to promoting Poland abroad. Plebanek is among a group of international artists whose portraits will be exhibited in Brussels Gare del'Ouest for the next 10 years. ILLEGAL LIAISONS, translated by Danusia Stok, is her first novel to be translated into English. The novel was one of the books selected for Best Book of 2012 by These Little Words blog. Grażyna Plebanek lives in Brussels, Belgium.