author:

Balázs Illényi

From the HVG outline, it has also been found that most writers who consider their presence on the major network have switched from their sites to Facebook.


"My dear friends and interested, recently, the location of our bilateral communication has changed to Facebook. I'm not saying this is good or bad news, I just found out. That's why I continue with the interactivity there. I regularly check the guestbook.

With this message, Miklós Vámos receives visitors to his site. He is not the only one who chose this path for a few years from the Hungarian writers, but one of the few who announced it.

This is one of the lessons learned by HVG in search of Hungarian poet and writer websites. While in contemporary Anglo-Saxon literature, there is more than a pointer that can afford not to have its own unique, well-structured (or publisher) website, this is the majority in Hungary. At least this is the case of the fifty writers and poets gathered (38 people) on the book's list last year (Libri-Bookline Group and Writers & Shop), and complemented by high-profile success stories and authors including Péter Nádas, István Csukás, Krisztina Tóth, Martin Gerlóczy or János Lackfi).

Of these, only 24 of them had the importance of running their own site, but ten had already changed their minds and switched to Facebook. That decision was born somewhere from the stakeholders somewhere in the second half of the decade, at least on the "dusty" websites.

Berg Judit, who is otherwise very informative and offers lots of navigation to his short stories, invites readers to a news event in 2015, and in the "Contact" menu, "regrets" all interested parties that the calendar is full until the end of 2017. "The spectacularly executed side of Éva Fejős novels are the most recent in 2015, and the current box is also 2 or 3 years old (the author has already responded to this article on this weekly HGG on Facebook where she reports which situation disturbs him and he is already working on revamping his site).

But even Jack Lackfi's website, which was released with an incredible boost compared to his contemporaries, is now being updated by the author, with a lot of reading (here) that has "spoiled" the visitors, and tells us that the main page has two types of data about the number of your children.

György Dragomány's Page

György Dragomán is an interesting transition between those who leave their sites slowly while – while indicating in the header that "temporary status is only being updated" – recently submits content only under the "cooking" menu where visitors can read about beet or , for example, that "because the tarragon fits so well with paszully". Krisztina Tóth, who has not updated the main content items on her site for years, solved the need to include Facebook posts she considers important in the "current" window so she does not miss the news that is starting to find her here.

It should not be insatiable, because in the home environment almost a third of writers do not consider it important to speak to their readers in any way – at least the authors involved in the picture have found no trace of it. There are strong differences in this, because if we draw the border – somewhat arbitrarily – at age 45, only two of the 17 "younger" do not have a website, while more than 40% of older people do not communicate with readers. Question, it is advisable to entrust the author's marketing to the Wikipedia collection or, in the case of larger names, to the Digital Literature Academy and other writers' datasheets.

In relation to the "outside world," the belief that women would be more active in this has not been proven. Of the 19 writers or poets in the list of fifty, 9 have no websites, and four of them do not call their readers anyway. Among them is the dean of fairy-tale writers, Veronika Marék, whose old site is unattainable, Zsuzsa Rakovszky, winner of the Kossuth Prize, who is just waiting for visitors to Facebook with a profile picture, or the representative of the younger generation , Rán Mán-Várhegyi. But do not get tired of the regular players on the hit lists, Fairy Witch and Klott Gatya! Viktoria Bosnyák – in addition to his community page – is only on a blog that was left out in 2011, and readers can "find it".

Certainly it is a great temptation to be a rotating, interactive and mischievous social media, but which – in the absence of money, time or other motivation – chooses, among other things, to renounce the creation of its own writer universe, to easy retrieval and transmission of timeless messages.

It's sad that we did not find ten sites that we would like to return – be it the design beauty or the quality and uniqueness of the content, or the usefulness of the information. Dániel Varró's website, which does not offer much extra reading, but in a unique way (with the introduction of individual menu items with its own initiation and leading edge), provides clear and easy-to-find information about all poet information .

For example, the opportunity to meet with him and, in addition to this dedication, also includes the jury of the poetry competition at Pestlőrinc. The website of Krisztián Grecsó with elegant design, even before the presentation of its volumes, awaits visitors to the calendar, including all the performances of the writer, public appearances and programs.

Amongst individuals, Erika Bartos attracts readers with a visual world that fits into her volumes, professional content and versatile content (part-virtual store), and Leiner Laura, along with many own programs and entries, also produced reports on organized meetings for fans of St Johanna's gimi youth romance. János Áfra, one of the youngest, is a good example of the ability to create an interesting and dynamic site with a variety of views, meeting the interests of those interested and working with webmasters with prefabricated models.

Half the authors of the site do not consider it important to accept readers in a foreign language. However, two of them – although communicating on Facebook in Hungarian or Hungarian – are only willing to communicate with visitors on their websites: in addition to Mátyás Dunajcsik, who has lived abroad for some time (now in Dresden), László Krasznahorkai has won several foreign prizes. The latter does not even provide the Hungarian language with hundreds of criticisms or interviews with him. For Hungarian readers, there is a single menu item called "for the Hungarians," where a poem, possibly with a current political message, is also present in the poem by Mihály Vörösmarty, who is also a Hungarian poet.

"My good son! the best moment of your home / – He is gone forever – did not shock. "

ILLÉNYI BALÁZS



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