János Áfra was born in Hajdúböszörmény (Eastern Hungary) in 1987. He is a poet, art critic and editor of Alföld literary magazine. He studied literature and philosophy at the University of Debrecen, where he is an instructor at present. He has published three books of poetry: Glaukóma (Glaucoma) in 2012; Két akarat (Two Wills) in 2015; Rítus (Ritual) in 2017. He has got a bilingual artist’s book with Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga, which title is Termékeny félreértés / Productive Misreadings (2020). Áfra was awarded two Hungarian debut prizes: Makói Medáliák (Mako's Medal, 2013), Gérecz Attila-díj (Attila Gérecz Prize, 2014), and got other prizes and scholarships: Móricz Zsigmond Irodalmi Ösztöndíj (Zsigmond Móricz Literary Scholarship, 2013), Sziveri János-díj (János Sziveri Prize, 2014), Horváth Péter Irodalmi Ösztöndíj (Péter Horváth Literary Scholarship, 2016) etc.