Dávid Mellár - 2024

Dávid Mellár

Dávid Mellár (born 1992 in Podunajské Biskupice) is a poet and publicist, currently living alternately in Zebegény, Hungary and Dunajská Streda, Slovakia. He graduated from the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts of Comenius University in Bratislava, majoring in editing. Since 2018, he has continued his studies as a PhD student at the department, specializating in literary studies. His research interests include contemporary Hungarian literature and Hungarian literature of the 20th century, specifically the life work of Sándor Márai. From 2018 to 2022, he worked as a column editor of the online cultural magazine Dunszt. In addition to fiction, he produces interviews and podcasts in the field of culture, and publishes literary studies and reviews. His first independent collection of poetry was published in 2020 by Kalligram under the title Vagy valami egészen más. One of his works was selected for the five-language poetry collection Lines from Visegrad, published in 2022, and several of his poems are included in the anthology Természetes vadság, published by Bázis in 2023. In the meantime, two of his lyrical works are available in Slovak in translation by Jitka Rožňová on the website of Bázis - the Hungarian Literary and Artistic Association in Slovakia.