Réka Mán-Várhegyi (1979) spent her childhood in Târgu Mureș, Romania, she moved to Hungary after the fall of the communist regime in 1990. She has been a Hungarian citizen since 1992. Currently she lives in Budapest, Hungary. Though she studied Aesthetics and Sociology, and specialised in Ethnic and Minority Studies, she has been working as an editor at a children’s book publisher for many years.
Her first collection of short stories, Unhappiness at the Aurora Housing Estate (Boldogtalanság az Auróra-telepen, 2014) was hailed as a remarkably mature debut. Besides that collection, Mán-Várhegyi has written two children’s books and a book for young adults as well as her new novel, Magnetic Hill (Mágneshegy, 2018).
She is a recipient of the JAKkendő Literary Prize* (2013), the Horváth Péter Literary Scholarship (2015) and the Déry Tibor Literary Prize (2018).